SAMHSA stands ready to help. We have already reached out to the impacted states and U.S. territories to let them know that we will work quickly to provide emergency funds to support efforts to help victims struggling with behavioral health issues related to these events. We will also provide technical assistance to the behavioral health community to assist them in providing treatment and recovery resources to those affected across the nation.
Our SAMHSA staff of caring professionals will continue to do everything possible to help our colleagues and fellow citizens begin to heal from the emotional pain of these experiences. I want to thank SAMHSA staff for their dedication to helping those coping with these traumatic events. With the support provided by our colleagues, we will help these brave individuals who must now take on the enormous task of recovering from these tragedies.
If you or someone you care about needs help coping with these tragedies, please contact SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline by calling 1-800-985-5990 or texting TalkWithUs to 66746.