Results for Disaster Mental Health

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 -