Disaster Counseling

How Disasters Can Affect Our Mental Health

If you were involved in a disaster, you may be dealing with emotional issues even if you were not physically hurt. As you know, from your experience of living each day, the mental stress of a serious event may remain with you for hours, weeks or years. Many are surprised to learn that after a disaster, more people are mentally and emotionally affected than the actual number of physically injured survivors.

Disasters bring fear and uncertainty into daily life. Survivors can expect mixed emotional reactions, shock, numbness and lack of focus. Depending on the situation, some may develop anxiety or depression.

How We Can Help  

If you or someone you care about needs help, contact us to get connected with a trained and caring professional. Our pro bono counseling program, SunBridge, assists Oklahomans in need of counseling services, but may be uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their insurance co-pay.

If you want to learn more about coping with traumatic events, we have classes and printed materials available to you at no cost.

For more information regarding our pro bono counseling program SunBridge, you can also contact us at 918.585.1213 or 405.943.3700

Connect to Online Resources

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery – http://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness
Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally
Helping Children Cope with Disaster – http://m.fema.gov/helping-children-cope-disaster