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Healthline: Counselors offer free sessions to help cope with tragedy

Capital Area Human Services (Source: WAFB) Capital Area Human Services (Source: WAFB)
Capital Area Human Services (Source: WAFB) Capital Area Human Services (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) is offering three free discussion sessions with mental health professionals to help the public process the recent violent events in Baton Rouge.

No registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to the first two sessions.

Sessions:

Tuesday, July 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
Managing Your Distress (in the Aftermath of a Shooting)

Thursday, July 21 from noon to 1 p.m.
Helping Others Cope in Times of Tragedy

Thursday, July 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Managing Your Distress (in the Aftermath of a Shooting)

All sessions will be held at Capital Area Human Services located at 4615 Government Street, Building Two, Room 200.

The discussions will be led by John Nosacka, MSHCM, LCSW and Stephen Aguillard, LCSW-BACS, Director of Clinical Services. Mental health professionals will also be available afterwards to answer additional questions.

To speak with a crisis counselor 24/7, call the Office of Behavioral Health hotline at 1-866-310-7977.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections and Envolve PeopleCare have also set up a 24-hour crisis hotline in response to recent events: 1-877-941-8079. Spanish-speaking services are also available.

CLICK HERE for a list of resources and publications on dealing with a crisis.

For more information on CAHS Adult Services call (225) 925-1906, and for Children’s Services call (225) 922-0445.

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