Coping with Disasters: Behavioral Health Resources

3 October, 2018

Coping with Disasters: Behavioral Health Resources

IMPROVING ACCESS TO DISASTER HEALTH INFORMATION

Disaster Information Management Research Center

National Library of Medicine | National Institutes of Health

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Disasters and their anniversaries can take a toll on the mental health of affected communities, caregivers, and first responders.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has collected resources to help your community recover from the emotional impact of disasters:

Coping with Disasters Health Information Guide https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/coping

The guide includes links to recent additions to the Disaster Lit® database, like these resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Getting Ahead of the Storm: Support for Seniors, Families, and Caregivers https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/search/id:17835

Behavioral Health Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Natural Disasters https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/search/id:17834

Disaster Distress Helpline: Incidents of Mass Violence https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/search/id:6974

First Responders: Behavioral Health Concerns, Emergency Response, and Trauma: Disaster Technical Assistance Center Supplemental Research Bulletin https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/search/id:17434

If you are experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster, and need immediate help, call the SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline, 24/7, 365 days/year:

1-800-985-5990

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline