Disaster Distress Helpline

If you or someone you know has been affected by a disaster and needs immediate assistance, please call this toll-free number for information, support, and counseling. You will be connected to the nearest crisis center.  

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746          TTY  - 1-800-846-8517

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster? Signs of distress may include any of the following physical and emotional reactions:
  • Sleepling too much or too little
  • Stomachaches or headaches
  • Anger, feeling edgy or lashing out at others
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Worrying a lot of the time; feeling guilty but not sure why
  • Feeling like you have to keep busy
  • Lack of energy or always feeling tired
  • Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco more than usual; using illegal drugs
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Not connecting with others
  • Feeling like you won't ever be happy again
  • Rejecting of help.
You may be suffering more than you need to. Call for help! The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support. It  is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States.

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