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Responding to Disasters and Crisis: Self Care and Mental Health

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Published on October 12, 2017. Last modified on April 12, 2019

 Having trouble coping after a disaster?  Talk with us. SAMHSA 1-800-985-5990
 Having trouble coping after a disaster?

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:

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.

BH logoBelow 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):


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