Disaster Behavioral Health Response

The Division of Behavioral Health partners with the Division of Public Health’s Health Emergency Response Operations (HERO) to respond to state declared emergencies.

When a natural or human-caused disaster happens, it can disrupt people’s lives in many ways.  Common emotional responses to a disaster include stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Mental Health Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

  • Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

Local Helplines

Tip Sheets

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