Disaster and Emergency Resources

Published: October 10th, 2018

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: Featured

If you are experiencing a true emergency please call 911

Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a stressful time for everyone. Our experienced physicians have compiled a list of resources you might find helpful during this stressful time or help you cope once the storm has passed.

How to Cope with Sheltering in a Place

  • This tip sheet describes reactions often associated with sheltering in a place. It also suggests ways to care for yourself and your family during the experience and provides additional resources you may find helpful.

NAMI Disaster & Emergency Resources 

  • NAMI has complied a list of helplines and their numbers. They also provide information about what to do in a crisis and how to cope after a disaster. 
    • Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. This 24/7, 365-day-a-year, multilingual and confidential national hotline is dedicated to offering immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Available to all U.S. residents and its territories.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor.
    • Crisis Text Line. Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
    • NAMI HelpLine. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F 10 a.m.–6 p.m., ET for free mental health information, referrals and support.

Helping Children Cope

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

  • This guide helps parents identify responses to trauma in children at various ages. Providing you with a list of reactions and symptoms to look for in your child and how you can help children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.

 

About the Author

Melinda Fawcett

Public Relations Specialist

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