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Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress

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Provided by the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline, this web page offers information on the warning signs of emotional distress after an individual has experienced a natural or human-caused disaster. Warning signs are broken down by age category for children, teens, and adults. Also identified are risk factors, including chronic psychological disorders, some of which are serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
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SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline