HOW DO I?
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Published on October 12, 2017. Last modified on April 12, 2019
If you are experiencing distress in response to a disaster:
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. This line is a service provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
It is always essential to take care of our mental health. During times of crisis and tragedy it is critical.
Resources that you may find useful:
- In the aftermath of a shooting - Help your children manage distress
- Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Tips for Survivors
- Tips for Talking with Children
- Critical Incident Stress Information Sheet
- Crisis Intervention: What is NOT helpful
- Preparedness Minute: Talking to kids about trauma
- Los niños y las catástrofes: Cómo ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad relacionada con una crisis
- 5 Tips for Stress
- 5 cosas que usted debe saber sobre El Estres
- Lo que los miembros de la comunidad pueden hacer
- What Community Members Can Do
- Lo que los padres pueden hacer
- What Parents Can Do
Mental Health Professionals
Below you will find information, materials, and resources that may be used to assess what you are doing, as individuals and within teams, to care for yourself. The content below is based on information found in the University of Buffalo’s School of Social Work “Self-Care Starter Kit” (https://socialwork.buffalo.edu/resources/self-care-starter-kit.html). Visit the website where you will find additional self-assessments, planning guides, exercises, and activities.
Below you will find links to tools to assist you and your teams (each of the following items is explained in more detail at the link above):