Responding to the Orlando Community Tragedy

 

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Responding to the Orlando Community Tragedy

Behavioral Health Resources To Foster Resilience

The emotional toll from the mass shooting earlier this week in Orlando, Florida, continues to resonate both locally and nationwide. Following a tragedy of this magnitude, mental health support can make a substantial difference in beginning to heal a traumatized community. SAMHSA has tools and resources to support survivors, community members, responders, and behavioral health providers to foster recovery and resilience.

Resources for Survivors and Community Members

Resources for Responders and Behavioral Health Providers

Resources for Spanish-Speaking Populations:

SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

Access SAMHSA's Treatment Locator to find substance use and mental health treatment facilities around the country. Find help today.


Connect to Crisis Counseling via Phone or Text

The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline offers immediate assistance for those who are experiencing psychological distress following this tragedy. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to reach this confidential, multilingual helpline and connect with trained and caring professionals for counseling, referrals, and other support services.

The helpline's SMS service is also available in Spanish. Text "Hablanos" to 66746 for emotional support.

TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline website.

 
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