• What are CIC’s volunteer opportunities and requirements?

    Crisis Intervention Center offers many opportunities to volunteer and help your community.

    Volunteers are the foundation of the Center!  Without them it would be impossible to provide our services. Volunteering for any of the programs at CIC has many rewards, including giving back to the community, building communication skills, increasing self-awareness.

    If you would like more information on any of the opportunities listed below, please call (225) 924-1431 or Click Here to view our opportunities

  • Does CIC offer one-on-one counseling?

    Although CIC does not do all kinds of one-on-one counseling, we do offer individual counseling for people who have experienced the traumatic loss of a loved one, family member, friend, or acquaintance.

  • What does the call center do?

    CIC offers local and state wide crisis response through prevention, intervention, and postvention services to those who are in need of emotional support. Through talk, text, or chat, we are available 24/7 to listen. The call center is manned by our highly trained paraprofessional crisis intervention specialists who have 24/7 access to our clinical staff for any questions or concerns.

  • Who is eligible for the Survivors of Suicide support group?

    A survivor of suicide is ANYONE who has lost a loved one to suicide or has been significantly impacted by the suicide death of another.

  • If I want to join the Survivors of Suicide group, what should I do?

    Individuals interested in participating in the SOS Group must arrange for an assessment by calling the Crisis Intervention Center at 225-924-1431.

  • If I am worried about a friend who is talking about suicide, what can I do?

    If you are in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, you can call The PHONE (225)924-3900 to talk to a trained Crisis Intervention Specialist about this.  The counselor can work with you to come up with a plan and can also make outcalls to your friend if you would like for that to happen.  If you are out of the Greater Baton Rouge Area, we encourage you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255(TALK) to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Specialist in your area so that they can better assist you. You can also reach out on www.crisischat.org.

  • I am in crisis and need to talk to someone. Which of your numbers do I call?

    If you are in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, you can call The PHONE (225)924-3900 to talk to a trained Crisis Intervention Specialist about this.  The counselor can work with you to come up with a plan to help you address your crisis.  If you are out of the Greater Baton Rouge Area, we encourage you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255(TALK) to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Specialist in your area so that they can better assist you. You can also reach out on www.crisischat.org.

  • Can I observe your support group for my class project?

    No due to the complexity of our groups we do not allow people to observe.

  • How can I donate to the center?

    Please CLICK HERE to go to our donation page.

  • Do you help only people who have thoughts of suicide?

    No, we offer free crisis intervention, emotional support, and resources to anyone who is in need of our services.

  • Can you create a specialized crisis/suicide training class for a group of persons?

    Yes. The Crisis Intervention Center offers a wide variety of educational and training opportunities to individuals and groups of all skill levels, from the basics of understanding suicide, crisis theory and stress management, to more advanced instruction for clinicians and other professionals. We are able to customize trainings suitable to a targeted audience. For more information please contact us.

  • Do you have licensed persons on staff?

    CIC has a clinical team made up of licensed mental health professionals. They insure all programs delivered by CIC are clinically sound and always follow best practices.