June 16, 2016  — Categorized in:

Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Florida


We here at MHA-NYC are proud to administer the Disaster Distress Helpline, the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, we’d like to remind everyone that this service provides 24/7 crisis counseling and emotional support for anyone struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to the shootings.

We’ve also rounded up several other resources here:

  1. Christian Burgess, the Director of the national Disaster Distress Helpline, reflects on the tragedy and reminds everyone that help is available, 24/7 in this video.
  2. Sarah Vander Schaaff discusses children, PTSD and the tragedy in Orlando in her newest #WriteOnSarah blog.
  3. Click here to learn more about DDH and incidents of mass violence.
  4. Click here to read our press release.

If you or someone you know is having trouble coping after the shootings in Orlando, call or text 1-800-985-5990 to speak with a trained counselor.


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