Emotional Support After Harvey

This has been an incredibly difficult time for many of us.  We’ve lost homes, livelihoods, cherished possessions. We’re all in similar situations, and it can be tough to deal with. If you’re needing someone to talk to, to help you navigate the emotions associated with this disaster, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call

1-800-985-5990

or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Helping Children Cope with the After-Effects of a Hurricane

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org) has published some helpful guides for parents, teachers and families to to helping children cope with the emotional effects of Hurricanes.

Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane

Teachers Guide for Helping Students After a Hurricane

Hurricanes: Recovery for children, youth, parents, and educators