Red Flag Warning days and events like July 4th fireworks can trigger disaster survivors’ stress and trauma.
Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 support especially during fire red flag warning periods or for times when there is a high likelihood of triggers like 4th of July. This information is from https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline and Sonoma County staff contacted them to confirm its appropriateness.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. 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
- Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”
- text Hablanos to 66746
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Text TalkWithUs to 6676
- Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
- TTY 1-800-846-8517
THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME. Please always check with the appropriate agency or entity for current information.
Information above from the respective agencies.
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