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Disaster Distress Helpline

Mental Health

Department of Health and Human Services


This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The service is staffed by trained counselors who provide crisis counseling; information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families; referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support; and healthy coping tips.

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