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National Disaster Distress Hotline Info & Resources

If you've been affected by a #wildfire & need emotional support, reach out.

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Find more coping resources at

@Distressline (una programa de @SAMHSAgov) ofrece consejeria en Español para los afectados por #WoolseyFire & #CampFire: Llame 1-800-985-5990 y oprima numero "dos", o envíe el mensaje de texto ‘Hablanos’ al 66746. Más información @

Please see below for additional information and resources available from the National Disaster Distress Helpline:

*The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support. The DDH is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) administered by the not-for-profit & National VOAD Associate Member Vibrant Emotional Health (formerly MHA-NYC).

*Please note that bulk copies of DDH brochures, wallet cards and/or topical brochures on common mental health concerns experienced by those impacted by wildfires (general coping after a disaster, trouble sleeping, talking with kids, etc.) can be sent to you free of charge; if you/contacts are interested in receiving DDH materials, including in Spanish, contact the DDH @ to coordinate.

*The SAMHSA DDH website has pages dedicated to Wildfires…/disaster-…/disaster-types/wildfires with distress risk factors and warning signs + resources for coping. For these resources in Spanish, visit

*SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Disaster Response App contains information & resources responders can use to support survivors & others experiencing distress; learn more + links to download @

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