Hurricane Irma Resources
**Our NAMI Florida Annual Conference & Meeting will still take place Sept. 22 and 23 in Orlando. Please see registration information below.**
Many of you are returning home after evacuating from Hurricane Irma. You may lack electricity. Perhaps you're engaged in clean-up efforts.
The stress of the last few days -- and the days still to come -- can take a toll on our mental health. Individuals with a mental illness diagnosis can be especially vulnerable right now. NAMI is here to help.
Please check with your local NAMI to see if they are operational at this time (click on "NAMI Affiliates" above).
Here are some resources:
- NAMI Helpline: This is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., ET. The number is 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
- Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- Please reach out to your friends and neighbors, we are all in this together
For information on shelters, evacuations, fuel, price gouging complaints and other information about disaster preparedness in Florida, please visit www.floridadisaster.org
As a leading voice in the mental health community, NAMI is looking to share the stories of those impacted by the recent natural disasters. If you need assistance, please call national NAMI at 703-516-7230 or email email@example.com.