Coping Tips for Traumatic Events and Natural Disasters

People can experience a wide range of emotions after traumatic events and natural disasters. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. Get coping tips from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. It is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.


Last Revised: June 19, 2018