Mental Health Resources

  • The relationship between mental health and violence is complex. Resilience is an ongoing process of drawing on beliefs, behaviors, skills and attitudes to move beyond stress or trauma. Resiliency in individuals, families, organizations, and communities can be strengthened. State health and mental health commissioners, school administrators and educators, law enforcement agencies, health care practitioners and many others have a role to play in creating policies and programs that promote protective factors in individuals and within their environments to contribute to overall resilience. Learn more from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) »

  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)

    The Dialogue is a quarterly e-newsletter that provides practical and down-to-earth information for public officials, behavioral health coordinators, local service providers, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. View the archive »

    Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events

    A collection of tip sheets, training manuals, videos and podcasts, and links to additional web-based and print resources. Read more »

  • Disaster Distress Helpline

    The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline operates 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. This free, confidential and multilingual, crisis support service is available via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (Text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) to U.S. residents who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disaster, incidents of mass violence or any other disasters. Administered by SAMHSA.

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