Re: Machlis speaks at LSU on long term impacts of oil leak

Thanks for sharing. We’re glad to see these important conversations taking place. Along with the health and environmental impacts, the oil spill continues to affect the mental and emotional health of Gulf Coast residents.

I’d like to point out that the Oil Spill Distress Helpline is a free and confidential resource available to those affected by the Oil Spill. This service, supported by the Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), works to connect folks in the Gulf Coast regions with counselors trained in providing emotional support and resource guidance. We are available 24/7 at 1-800-985-5990, or you can text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to speak with our dedicated staff. More information can be found on our website at

Once again, thank you for sharing!

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