CHA News Article

County Behavioral Health Directors Highlight Resources for Survivors of Wildfire Crisis

The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) has issued the attached press release outlining resources available to individuals impacted by fires throughout the state. Those in crisis due to traumatic events are encouraged to reach out to 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. Additionally, all county behavioral health departments have 24/7 community-based hotlines for residents seeking assistance, in addition to walk-in services during business hours; more information is available online. CBHDA also encourages survivors and witnesses of traumatic events to use Mental Health America’s “Coping with Disaster” resources.

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