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.
Click here for resources for Survivors and Community Members.
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.