Sunday, December 16, 2012

Distress Helpline

Hello, In light of the recent tragedy in Newtown Connecticut I thought I would share this information for anyone who is in distress by this situation or any situation in their life. Please click on the link below for even more information such as, how to talk to children about these kind of events.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet

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Disaster Distress Helpline:
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms
are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster.

Call 1-800-985-5990 It's Free, It's Confidential

Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster?

Signs of distress may include any of the following physical and
emotional reactions:
Sleeping too much or too little
Stomachaches or headaches
Anger, feeling edgy or lashing out at others
Overwhelming sadness
Worrying a lot of the time; feeling guilty but not sure why
Feeling like you have to keep busy
Lack of energy or always feeling tired
Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco more than usual; using illegal drugs
Eating too much or too little
Not connecting with others
Feeling like you won't ever be happy again
Rejecting of help.

You may be suffering more than you need to. We can help!
The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round
crisis counseling and support.

The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States, all of whom provide:
Crisis counseling for those who are in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
Tips for healthy coping
Referrals to local crisis call centers or 2-1-1 call centers for additional follow-up care & support.
http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/

1 comment:

  1. Dear Janet,

    We are grateful for you putting up such useful info. As you will well know, those who are struggling, need not feel ashamed and that there is help out there. It's vital that we utilise positive resources to aid in our coping skills.

    We are truly all in this together. Help each other, we help ourselves. Thank you for being here and may your gift of empathy be shared to a wider audience. I have posted up your important article via the various social networks.

    In peace and hope, Gary

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