Weather related events can strongly impact our mental and emotional health, making preparation for all types of weather incredibly important. Here, we share 3 tips to help ready yourself for any situation.
Snowed in? With severe winter weather such as blizzards and ice storms comes the potential for stress. Read our tips for healthy coping and remember to check in on loved ones and neighbors that may not have access to a computer or phone during power outages- In fact, share these tips with them! Click here to learn more.
While its effects can be subtle and only unfold over time, drought – like any disaster – can trigger emotional distress among those living in affected areas. Learn warning signs for distress and tips for coping here.
Several months after Hurricane Sandy, many of those affected may still be struggling with difficult emotions. If you or someone you care about is having a hard time, click here for information and resources on coping or call us at 1-800-985-5990, and Press 1 to #TalkWithUs.
Access to accurate information during environmental disasters like the recent chemical spill in the Charleston, West Virginia, area can help those affected feel calmer and more in control. The Centers for Disease Control Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response has updated information on its website, here.
Signs of distress may include any of the following physical and emotional reactions:
The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States, all of whom provide: