Feeling Stressed? Call Disaster Distress Helpline


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According to Psychologist Dr. Dan Dodgen, director, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience at Department of Health and Human Services, people who are feeling anxious and stress can contact the Disaster Distress Helpline.

The helpline, which provides crisis counseling, healthy coping tips and distress recognition, is free of charge and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is staffed by counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States.


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Federal Programs Related to - Crisis Intervention

Programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are in acute emotional distress; who are or perceive themselves to be in life-threatening situations; who are a danger to themselves or to others; or who are hysterical, frightened or otherwise unable to cope with a problem that requires immediate action. Child Abuse Hotlines; Crisis Evaluation Units; Crisis Counseling Emergency Psychiatric Treatment; Helplines; Hotline Services; In-Person Crisis Intervention; Involuntary Psychiatric Intervention; Mental Health Hotlines; Psychiatric Emergency Rooms; Runaway Hotlines; Telephone Crisis Hotlines

Federal Programs Related to - Specialized Counseling

Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance through a variety of modalities for individuals who are having difficulty in coping with a traumatic experience or a personal relationship or in making the adjustments that are required by their particular stage in life. Adolescent/Youth Counseling; Anger Management; Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; CISD; Cult Membership Counseling; Cultural Transition Counseling; Disability Counseling; Employee Assistance Programs; Employment Transition Counseling; Family Counseling; Geriatric Counseling; Gestalt Therapy; Health Problems Counseling; Psychiatric Disorder Counseling; Sexual Offender Counseling; Sexual Orientation Counseling; Sexuality Counseling; Veteran Counseling; Terminal Illness Counseling; Youth Counseling

Federal Programs Related to - Human Services, General/Other

Programs that support the personal and social development of individuals and families; provide care, protection and supervision; and enhance the individual's independence and ability to manage his or her own resources.

See also: Food (K03); Health Care (Major Group E); Housing (Major Group L); Legal Services (I05); Mental Health, Substance Abuse (Major Group F); Recreation & Sports (Major Group N); Youth Development (Major Group O)

Use references: Community Services; Multiservice Programs; Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers; Settlement House Programs; Social Services; Social Work


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