Author Archives for Christian Burgess

Coping with Emotional Distress During an Extreme Heatwave

By Christian Burgess, LMSW, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, Vibrant Emotional Health The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) classifies an extreme heatwave as “a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days.” Extreme heatwaves are among the most threatening weather events, with hundreds of people dying… View Article Published on - August 2, 2023 7:01 pm Published by -

Running Towards the Emotional Recovery “Finish Line”

By Christian Burgess, LMSW, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, Vibrant Emotional Health I’m the Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline, the nation’s only 24/7 crisis hotline dedicated to providing year-round access to immediate crisis counseling and support for survivors, loved ones of victims, emergency responders, and anyone in the U.S. and territories struggling with distress during… View Article Published on - March 31, 2023 7:25 pm Published by -

Think Before You Click: Self-Care & Graphic Online Content

In these times of 24/7 media, our internet habits have become pretty compulsive- For example, we may automatically click on articles with sensational headlines or check every news alert that appears on our smartphones. With this constant stimulation, it can seem as if we don’t have a choice when it comes to what media we’re… View Article Published on - August 18, 2017 6:01 pm Published by -

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Crisis Center Staff and Remembering Pulse, One Year Later

By Christian Burgess, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, MHA-NYC “…Always interested in making a positive impact on people’s lives and in the community…” “…Wouldn’t want anyone to spread hate for her; she’d rather they spread more love, keep friends and family close, and have a good time doing it…”      “…A proud and fierce advocate for her… View Article Published on - June 9, 2017 4:48 pm Published by -