Disaster Mental Health Planning and Response Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
In response to both natural and man made disasters the New York State Office of Mental Health has developed the following resources. In 2012 we will continue to expand our Internet resources to provide the citizens of New York State with the most up to date resources based on Evidence Based and Best Practices in the field of Disaster Mental Health.
- New York Disaster Mental Health Responder Newsletter
The New York Disaster Mental Health Responder is a quarterly newsletter for the Disaster Mental Health Responder Community produced by OMH's Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response, DOH's Office of Health Emergency Preparedness and the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.
- Hurricane Sandy Resources - Updated 11/14/2012
The Office of Mental Health has created this webpage to disseminate information regarding Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. This page will be updated as more information becomes available so it is important to check back often.
- Project Hope
The New York State Office of Mental Health has created the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Program to assist individuals, families, and groups impacted by the disaster caused by October 2012 Hurricane Sandy floods.
- All Hazard Resources/Pan Flu Resources
This is a general link to a large variety of psycho-education literature and to numerous agencies and web sites that contain disaster mental health information.
- Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) serves today as one of the basic counseling tools that can be used by the general public in the aftermath an emergency or disaster.
- Psychological First Aid On-Line Training Course
This link will take you to the Department of Health's Learning Management System (LMS). You are encouraged to register as an LMS user and take the course. Follow the instructions in "Getting Started" to access the course.