Mental Health Awareness in Times of Emotional Distress
Practical advice and resources on how to deal with the effects disasters can have on your physical and mental health.
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Tips and Resources
The information below provides links to organizations, agencies, and other resources that address immediate disaster response.
SAMHSA's Oil Spill Disaster Distress Site: Coping with the oil spill distress? This site is a resources for educators, health providers, and the community.
Tips for Dealing with the Gulf Oil Spill: Tips for parents, teachers, and emergency disaster response workers.
Immediate Disaster Response: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: SAMHSA's Disaster Response Kit arms disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public.
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- SAMHSA’s Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)
Supports SAMHSA's efforts to prepare States, Territories, and local entities to deliver an effective mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) response during disasters. Call toll-free 1-800-308-3515 or contact us at DTAC@samhsa.hhs.gov
Last updated: 02/11/2011
Tips for Dealing With the Gulf Oil Spill: tips for professionals, the general public and emergency response workers in dealing with the Gulf Oil Spill available in English, Cambodian, Haitian/Creole, Lao, Spanish, and Vietnamese.