A Public Service Announcement from SAMHSA: Coping After A Hurricane
A public service announcement on how to help your family cope after a natural disaster.
Curie: This is Charles Curie, Administrator of the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — SAMHSA — with an important message on helping you and your children cope with the aftermath of the hurricane. You and your family have survived a traumatic event. People who have suffered greatly often relive the disaster in ways that prevent moving on and rebuilding. To help yourself and your family recover, return to doing things you enjoy with friends and as a family. Reestablish routines. Listen and talk to your children about their concerns. Reassure them. If you or a member of your family is having difficulty in dealing with the aftermath, it is not unusual. Ask for help. Call 1-800-273-TALK. That is 1-800-273-TALK. Caring and trained people are waiting. Thousands of people feel as you do. You are not alone. This important message on help, hope and recovery is brought to you by SAMHSA, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About This Audio Report
Reporter: Charles Curie
Topic: Mental Health