Results for Disaster Mental Health

Vibrant Emotional Health’s Crisis Emotional Care Team Receives Grant from Elevance Health Foundation to Support Community Resiliency and Disaster Relief

Media Contact: Divendra Jaffar, [email protected] New York, NY – March 5, 2024 – Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), one of the nation’s leading mental health organizations, is proud to announce that its Crisis Emotional Care Team (CECT) has secured a $225,000 grant from the Elevance Health Foundation. This generous grant recognizes CECT’s tireless efforts in expanding… View Article Published on - March 5, 2024 4:50 pm Published by -

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 -

June was Gun Violence Awareness Month

Images provided by Valerie Silecchia.   On June 2, Americans wore orange to honor survivors of gun violence. The observance was a somber and empowering day, holding the weight of devastating deaths and an urgent movement to raise awareness and inspire change. The nation mourned the recent one-year anniversaries of the white supremacist mass shooting… View Article Published on - July 3, 2023 4:32 pm Published by -

Disaster Behavioral Health Symposium 2023

Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant) is set to host its third annual Disaster Behavioral Health Symposium. The 2023 symposium will meet in person to highlight the importance of collaboration, teamwork, and connection between community partners to support people recovering from and responding to emergencies and other crises. This three-day event will take place from May 24-26… View Article Published on - April 14, 2023 1:19 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 -

A Compassionate Presence in Times of Uncertainty: 10 Years of the Disaster Distress Helpline

By Lidija Hurni, M.S.Ed., LMFT Program Manager of the Disaster Distress Helpline Hope is the cornerstone of emotional recovery from disaster – hope that healing and rebuilding are possible. Since 2012, the national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) has worked to instill hope in thousands of individuals by promoting a sense of safety, calmness and connectedness… View Article Published on - March 15, 2022 4:08 pm Published by -

Disaster Distress Helpline – Five Tips for Disaster Preparedness

  Closed Captions: Hello my name is Christian Burgess and I’m Director of the national Disaster Distress Helpline which is a program of the U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Administered by the parent company the not-for-profit Vibrant Emotional Health and you might be wondering why I’m wearing a mask. Well, it’s not… View Article Published on - September 29, 2020 4:18 pm Published by -

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities

When a natural or human-caused disaster (such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, disease outbreaks; terrorist attacks, war & conflict, transportation accidents, etc.) occurs in another country, news of the event can trigger strong feelings of anxiety, fear, confusion or loneliness, including if: You have loved ones in the impacted area You’re from the area or have… View Article Published on - March 28, 2019 6:02 pm Published by -