Resources and information to help those affected by Harvey better care for themselves

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF GUIDE

Here’s a resource from experienced practitioner and educator, Darline Hunter. She’s provided coping techniques and strategies to deal with stress, loss and trauma, as well as information and resources for those who are dealing with the emotional and psychological effects of Harvey.

COUNSELING RESOURCES

KRIST SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER

Provides mental health counseling. Must have insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or they offer a sliding scale fee based on financial need.

BAY AREA TURNING POINT

Provides advocacy in the areas of mental & behavioral health for victims of domestic or sexual violence.

LEGACY COMMUNITY HEALTH

Provides mental and behavioral healthcare along with medical, particularly in primary care, Pediatrics and OBGYN.

INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

Mental and behavioral health, critical incident stress debriefing (CISD). Provides transportation assistance for clients.

STAYING WELL

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated to bring together CDC and ATSDR staff to work efficiently to support the local, state and federal response to public health needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

WELLNESS & VACCINES

GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH & IMMUNIZATION SERVICES

Provides children and adults protection against vaccine-preventable diseases

GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT

Resource for health and safety information related to the Harvey flooding emergency, including health risks in flooded homes, chemical hazards and common injuries.

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) within HCPH prepares the community of Harris County to safely respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national 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. You may also text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

WARNING SIGNS AND RISK FACTORS

Be aware of the warning signs that may come after a natural disaster for adults, teens, and first responders and recovery workers.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in emotional distress, call them for free any time at 1-800-273-8255.

TIPS FOR SURVIVORS OF A DISASTER OR OTHER TRAUMATIC EVENT: MANAGING STRESS

Printable sheet with tips on how to manage stress during these events from SAMHSA. 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS: RECOVERY AFTER A FLOOD

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal, Tips for Parents on Media Coverage, Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents and more.

MAGELLAN CRISIS LINE

Magellan has opened a 24-hour crisis line for all residents of Texas.  The toll-free number to access free, confidential counseling services is 1-800-327-7451.