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.
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.
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.
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: