Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the nation's first hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling.  The toll-free helpline operates 24 hours-a-day, seven 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 natural or man-made disasters.  Callers are connected to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the network.  The helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.

The DDH is a project funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is operated by Link2Health Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mental Health Association of New York City.


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