Disaster Distress Helpline
|"The house my boyfriend and I were supposed to move into was destroyed. I feel as though any plans that I've had now need to change and I don't know how to deal with the stress…. I really need some coping skills…. I had started getting ready to move into a home in union beach that has now been destroyed by the storm… I started school again, but I don't know if I should drop out and work full time so we can afford somewhere to live." -Call to DDH|
|"Don't know where my family will be able to live...so much anxiety…It just seems as though the task at hand is so overwhelming." -Text to DDH|
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the nation's first permanent hotline dedicated to providing 24/7/365 disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is a confidential, multilingual service available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural disasters, human-caused disasters or incidents of mass violence affecting residents in the U.S. and its territories. The Helpline staff provides counseling, referrals and other needed support services.
Call 1-800-985-5990; text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text 'Hablanos' to 66746.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center from a national network of regional call centers.
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