Web Resources for Crisis Recovery
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year- round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the network. Helpline staff provides counseling and support, including information on common stress reactions and healthy coping, as well as referrals to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.
Visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov for additional information and resources related to disaster behavioral health.
- Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
American Red Cross
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response
Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
Homeland Security's Ready.gov
Mass Casualties: Additional Resources
Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Weather Service
National Center for PTSD
Topics Page: Disasters and Emergencies provides excellent material for a range of incidents and for specific populations, including teachers.