Links & Resources
Suicide Hotlines & Contacts
Most Important: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Stand Together loves and cares about YOU! You matter! Your presence matters! This world would be darker without you in it! We are providing resources below. They are all confidential and are not tied to anyone anyone near Bossier Parish. We cannot see who texts, calls, chats, visits, or emails these organizations. If you are feeling suicidal or need anyone to talk to about what's going on in your life, please use the resources below. We definitely encourage you to talk to your parent(s) or trusted adult in your life. We promise you there are people that love and care about you, even when it feels like there aren't. If for any reason whatsoever you cannot reach someone at the resources below or you do not have a trust adult you can speak to, please call 911. We know it sounds intense. But reaching out for help is mature. It's brave. It's worth it. You're worth it. And we don't ever want to be in a world without you. We're here for you, too. You can always contact us, and we'll help get you help. We're not counselors, therapists, or psychologists, but we can listen, we can surely understand, and we can do our very best to help. YOU are why we started this mission. YOU will always be our priority.
Crisis Text Line - Text Someone
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call Someone
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
LGBT National Youth Talkline - Call Someone
We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where young callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but not limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, isolation, anxiety at school, family issues, HIV/AIDS concerns, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
988 Lifeline Chat - Online Chat with Someone
Lifeline Chat is a service of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S. and certain territories.
Stomp Out Bullying - Chat with Someone
Connect with trained crisis counselors who can help support you without judgments. Our counselors have been specially trained to assist kids and teens who are feeling distressed as a result of being bullied and to respond to all requests for emotional support.
LA Dept of Education: Louisiana Believes - Bullying
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER - Students with Disabilities
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Louisiana Department of Education Links
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RS 17:416.13 - Student Code of Conduct (Previously: Bullying (revised by Act 697))
RS 17:416.14 - Bullying (Previously under RS 17:416.13 (revised by Act 697))
Act 697 (As Passed - Full Text) (pdf) Now edits RS 17:416.13 and creates RS 17:416.14 (June 2022)
Other Education Laws that contain the word "bully":
RS 17:416 - Discipline of students; suspension; expulsion
RS 17:416.15 - Zero Tolerance Policies
Concerns: Fighting, Attendance
RS 17:416.4 - Civil liability; legal defense and indemnification of all public school employees
RS 17:416.17 - Youth development and assistance programs; legislative findings and purpose; school authority for programs for elementary students
RS 17:416.20 - Student conduct standards; awareness and understanding by students; required orientation; guidelines
RS 17:416.21 - Behavior of students with exceptionalities; use of seclusion and physical restraint
RS 17:437.1 - Suicide prevention; in-service training; materials and supplies; limitation on liability
RS 17:3996 - Charter schools; exemptions; requirements
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