US Department of Health And Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
5600 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD, 20857-0002
Distance: 20 Miles
Crisis lines provide immediate support to help ensure a person's safety and help them take the next steps toward resolving a problem.
Crisis intervention hotlines/helplines are available through telephone, email, chat, text or other communication methods.
The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States, all of whom provide:
* Crisis counseling for those who are in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
* Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
* Tips for healthy coping
* Referrals to local resources for additional follow-up care and support
This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as:
* Tornadoes and severe storms
* Hurricanes and tropical storms
* Incidents of mass violence
- Assistance with community resources
- Free / no cost to everyone
- 24 hours a day
People who have been affected by a disaster who need immediate assistance may call the toll-free confidential number for information, support and counseling: (800) 985-5990.
You can reach the helpline to get help and support for any distress related to any disaster.
* Call toll free and confidential to (800) 985-5990
* Text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746
* TTY: (800) 846-8517
* Spanish speakers: (800) 985-5990 and press "2"
* Spanish: Text 'Hablanos' to 66746
The Helpline and Text Service are:
* Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round
* Free (standard data/text messaging rates may apply for the texting service)
* Answered by trained crisis counselors
Free wallet card to print: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Having-Trouble-Coping-After-a-Disaster-Talk-With-Us-/PEP12-DDHCARD
|Toll Free - Disaster Distress Helpline||(800) 985-5990||24 hours|
|Toll Free - National Helpline||(800) 662-4357||24 hours|
|Toll Free - SAMHSA Office||(877) 726-4727|
|Toll Free - Suicide Prevention Lifeline||(800) 273-8255|
|Toll Free - TDD SAMHSA Office||(800) 487-4889||24 hours|
|Toll Free - TTY Disaster Distress Helpline||(800) 846-8517||24 Hours|
|Toll Free - TTY Suicide Prevention Lifeline||(800) 799-4889|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
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TH-2600.6500-600Post Disaster Crisis Counseling Definition
Programs that provide short-term, in-person, disaster-oriented, emotional support and problem solving assistance in a variety of settings for individuals and families who are attempting to deal with their fears and other negative psychological after-effects of a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Post-disaster crisis counseling helps disaster victims cope with their losses, establish priorities for their immediate future, identify and work with psychological roadblocks and develop the positive skills they will need to feel in control of their lives and begin to recover.
TH-2600.6500-650Post Disaster Crisis Hotlines Definition
Programs that establish crisis intervention services via the telephone, email, live chat and/or instant message (IM) which offer short-term, disaster-oriented, emotional support and problem solving assistance for individuals and families who are attempting to deal with their fears and other negative psychological after-effects of a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Post-disaster crisis hotlines help disaster victims cope with their losses, establish priorities for their immediate future, identify and work with psychological roadblocks and develop the positive skills they will need to feel in control of their lives and begin to recover.
TH-2600.6500-700Post Disaster Mental Health Advisories Definition
Programs that issue bulletins following a major disaster or large-scale emergency which provide general advice and guidance for helping children, elderly people and other individuals who are feeling frightened, confused and no longer in control of their lives because of the event.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.