• The University of Holy Cross is offering free telemental health services for the community.  Phone-in telecounseling is offered Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling (504) 398-2168.  
    The New Orleans Grief Center also provides some free teletherapy group sessions, with information on dates and times available on its Facebook page.
    The Louisiana Department of Health has also created a "Keep Calm Through COVID” hotline, (866) 310-7977, to provide access to confidential counseling 24 hours a day.  
    JPHSA is still also offering services at this time.  Call them at (504) 838-5257 for more information or visit https://www.jphsa.org/ .  If you or someone you know is having a behavioral health crisis, call the Jefferson Parish Crisis Response Team at  (504) 832-5123.
    Other resources available include:
    • Louisiana Department of Health Hotline: 855-523-2652 or 211
    • LCMC Health/Children’s Hospital: 504-962-6202
    • Ochsner’s COVID-19 Nurse Care Line: 844-888-2772
    • Severe Medical Emergencies and Crises: 911
    The National Association of School Psychologists (www.nasponline.org) has resources for parents on talking with children about COVID-19, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) has a general resource guide as well. 
    We have also attached 2 youtube videos that have some coping strategies kids can use.