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Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24-7

Posted on July 3, 2018


If you are experiencing emotional distress, perhaps because of recent red flag warnings, fireworks, or smoke from fires outside Sonoma County, a national Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Spanish speakers can call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746

The deaf or hard of hearing can text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

TTY 1-800-846-8517

The hotline is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation

For more information, go to  www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

 

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