The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the nation’s first
hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The
toll-free helpline operates 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
The helpline is free, confidential and multilingual.
This crisis support service is available to US residents who are
experiencing psychological distress resulting from man-made or
natural disasters via telephone at 1-800-985-5990 or by SMS (text
‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).
Callers are connected to trained and caring professionals from
the closest crisis counseling center in the network. The helpline
staff provides confidential counseling, referrals and other
needed support services.