Natural Disasters: National Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Spanish Speakers

  • Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2"
  • From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746
  • From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663
  • En Español

Disaster Distress Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The road to emotional recovery after a natural or human-caused disaster can be long, but you’re not alone.


Lifeline Resources: Disasters

Natural Disasters

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) section on natural disasters includes psychological first aid, skills for psychological recovery, and helping kids cope.

Natural Disasters

Sesame Street Workshop on Support After an Emergency

Emergencies can be overwhelming, particularly for young children. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, families can find strength and resilience within their community.

Sesame Street Workshop on Support After an Emergency

Natural Disasters: Mobile Apps

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App

App developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers first responders immediate access to field resources for aiding disaster survivors. Has the ability to search for and map behavioral health service providers in the impacted area, review emergency preparedness materials, and send resources to colleagues. Resources for intervention with survivors of infectious disease epidemics such as Ebola are now available in the latest version of the app.

Download on:

Google Play

iTunes / App Store

BlackBerry World 

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.


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