When disasters strike, State and Territory mental health/substance abuse
agencies and local service providers are suddenly thrust onto the frontline for
response and recovery efforts. Often they find themselves confronting new or
unknown problems for which no amount of preplanning is possible.
During that critical period when mobilization for response and recovery begins,
service providers need a resource as close as an 800-number call. They now have
the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (SAMHSA DTAC).
Learn more about SAMHSA DTAC.
Building Bridges: Mental Health Consumers and Representatives of the Disaster Response Community in Dialogue
This publication produced by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), highlights recommendations and identified opportunities for improved disaster responses to people with mental illnesses.
Federal Resource Collection on Disaster Behavioral Health
This resource collection, produced by the Federal Partner Mental Health Transformation Priority Workgroup on Disaster and Emergency Response, contains a variety of federally produced disaster behavioral health materials.
The Dialogue is a quarterly
information bulletin providing time-sensitive, practical, and down-to-earth
information for State and Territory mental health and substance abuse
coordinators and their local service providers.
Read the latest Dialogue.
If you have a question or a comment please contact us via
e-mail, or call 1-800-308-3515 to contact a Technical Assistance