This installment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series focuses on the disaster behavioral health impact of tornadoes, linking to resources for special populations such as children, older adults, persons with disabilities, and first responders. Following is an annotated bibliography with links to helpful resources, as well as a section on helpful links to organizations, agencies, and other materials that address immediate disaster response to tornadoes.
Resources are organized as follows:
For information on suicide prevention, or if you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is the Nation's first hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 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.
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Care-Givers.
Immediate Disaster Response: Hurricane Sandy-Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS)
This installment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focuses on first responders and, currently, Hurricane Sandy.