When someone is experiencing a personal crisis they can often feel alone, and without access to the support they need to recover. Often times, a crisis can happen after hours when offices are closed and resources are limited.
Helplines were established to provide 24-7, 365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support to individuals experiencing distress related to a natural or human caused disasters. They often provide information and referrals to local organizations that can provide additional services.
Helplines are toll free and confidential. Many have multi-lingual services.
Helpful Mental Health Resources
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Phone: 1-800-985-5990 (English and Spanish)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746, SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746 TTY: 1-800-846-8517