As we approach the 2 year anniversary of 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.
At this year’s Public Health Preparedness Summit staff from the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) sat down with Pro Med Network to discuss the mental health impacts of disasters, including the importance of first responders and others at risk for emotional distress getting the support they need in recovery: watch here.
Learn how to best manage your social media intake, especially before, during and after a disaster. Read our tips here.
Learn how to prepare and think about how you and your loved ones can cope during severe weather. Click here for more information & resources.
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: