Resources: Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a list of resources to support mental health needs in the event of a disaster or other traumatic event.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline: (1-800-985-5990) or Text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
- Tips for Talking to Children After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
- Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
- Tips for Survivors of Traumatic Events: Self-Care Tips for Dealing with Stress
To access these and other resources: http://1.usa.gov/TwVT7G