Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) piloting a new text service specifically for DHH

Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) piloting a new text service specifically for DHH

Overview: Text ‘DeafDDH’ to 66746

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is dedicated to providing 24/7 crisis counseling & emotional support to anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing distress or other mental health concerns related to natural or human-caused disasters. This free and confidential service is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the not-for-profit Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). MHA-NYC also administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, of which the DDH is a sub-network.

The DDH is piloting a new 24/7 texting (SMS) service to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing survivors, responders, and others impacted by disaster. By texting the keyword DeafDDH to 66746, users will be connected with a trained counselor from DeafLEAD (formerly known as the LEAD Institute), a DDH-networked crisis center specializing in providing crisis intervention & support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and families.

By connecting Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to counselors that understand the unique experiences and concerns they face before, during, and after disaster, we can provide better support and help them on the road to emotional wellness and recovery.

Learn more about the DDH at http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Learn more about DeafLEAD (formerly the LEAD Institute) @ http://www.deaflead.com/

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Are you #Deaf or Hard of Hearing and feeling anxious, alone or overwhelmed after a #disaster? Text DeafDDH to 66746 and you’ll be connected to a trained, caring counselor from @DeafLead who can provide emotional support. #DeafAwareness #ASL

If you’re #Deaf or Hard of Hearing and looking for emotional support before, during, or after a disaster, text DeafDDH to 66746 and you’ll be connected to a trained, caring counselor from @DeafLEAD. #DeafAwareness #ASL [share graphic]

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The national @distresshelpline is piloting a 24/7 texting service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Survivors, responders, and others impacted by disaster can text DeafDDH to 66746 to be connected with a trained, caring counselor from @The L.E.A.D. Institute. Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline @ https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline [share graphic]

The Disaster Distress Helpline is piloting a texting service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Text DeafDDH to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support related to disaster. #DeafAwareness #ASL [share graphic]

The national @distresshelpline is offering 24/7 emotional support via SMS for anyone Deaf and Hard of Hearing struggling after natural or human-caused disasters. By connecting survivors & responders to counselors from @The L.E.A.D. Institute who understand the unique experiences and concerns of Deaf/HOH individuals, families, and communities, we can provide more effective support and help *everyone* on the road to emotional recovery. [share graphic]

Christian Burgess | Director, Disaster Distress Helpline

MHA-NYC

50 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004

cburgess@mhaofnyc.org  | (O) 212-614-6346 (C) 917-842-2847 | Twitter: @cburgessDDH

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov |Facebook: /distresshelpline | Twitter: @distressline

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