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Free Disaster Distress Counseling

Confidential crisis support for adults and children

Stress, anxiety and depression are common reactions after a major disaster. It's normal to feel overwhelmed, but help is just a phone call away.  Free crisis counseling is available for both children and adults, in English or Spanish, through the national Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish press 2) or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 (for Spanish text "Hablanos") to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

The national Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year 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. When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. The counselor may ask you for some basic information at the end of the call, but these questions are optional.

Alternatively, Oregon's Safe+Strong Helpline is available for both children and adults who are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression. For help, call 800-923-4357 or visit safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health. This is a free service provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Portland-based nonprofit agency Lines for Life.

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