What is the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)?
The DDH is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The DDH provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and emotional support for anyone in the United States and its territories struggling with distress or other mental health concerns during any phase of a natural or human-caused disaster.
What services does the DDH provide?
• Toll-free, multilingual, 24/7/365 crisis hotline 1-800-985-5990 available across U.S./territories.
– For 24/7 “live” counseling in Spanish, hotline callers can simply press “2.”
– Support in 100+ additional languages is available via third-party interpretation services.
• 24/7 support via SMS (English: text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 and Spanish; text ‘Hablanos’).
• The deaf, hard of hearing, or people with speech disabilities can utilize the texting option, connect with a DDH counselor via TTY (1-800-846-8517), dial 7-1-1 or use another preferred telephone relay services to connect with the hotline.