WHY?

Whether it’s from the economy or a natural disaster, or you’re recovering from an accident or illness, these strategies will get you started and help see you through to better times.

Informational + Therapeutic Resources - Disaster + Trauma Related

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Disaster Distress Helpline

Phone: 1-800-985-5990

Text: ‘TalkWithUs’ for English or ‘Hablanos’ for Spanish to 66746


Crisis Text Hotline

Text “HELLO” to 741741


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information on emergency preparedness and coping resources.


The American Red Cross

Tips for taking care of your emotional health after a disaster.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Information to help you cope after a disaster.

Informational + Therapeutic Resources - General

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

(800) 789-2647


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

(800) 826-3632


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 

(703) 524-7600


National Empowerment Center

(800)-power2u (800)TDD-POWER (TDD)


National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

(800) 553-4539 info@mhselfhelp.org


National Technical Assistance Center (NATC)

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

703-739-9333


Institute for Mental Health National

Information on trauma recovery available in English and Spanish


The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care


The American Red Cross

Disaster relief and preparedness materials in 15 different languages and referrals to local Red Cross offices.


Your State Office of Mental Health

Websites provide resources for referral as well as online and hard-copy publications.


Your City Deptartment of Mental Health

Referrals to local resources and government-supported programs


Wellness for Makers 

“I felt the strong support of a caring community of craftspeople and craft advocates, friends and family. It made a huge difference in my will to rebuild.”

Jewelry Artist and Beneficiary Valerie Hector

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