Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH): Overview


The DDH (call or text 1-800-985-5990) 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, texts, and Videophone calls for Deaf or Hard of Hearing American Sign Language users 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 Vibrant Emotional Health.

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