Mental Health Disaster Outreach
Disaster Outreach Services offers emotional support to residents during and following declared disasters in Washington State. The service is activated when counties find the need for emotional support is greater than their ability to meet the need. When activated, Disaster Outreach Services operates a toll-free telephone line for Washington State residents to access trained outreach workers who can provide support, as well as education, information and referral to resources to assist with recovery efforts.
Disaster Outreach Services is currently inactive.
When Disaster Outreach Services are activated in response to a declared disaster, this web page will be updated.
Disaster related resources
Dealing emotionally with the aftermath of a disaster can take time. Below are materials created to help people find healthy ways to cope and move forward after a storm or other disasters.
- The Emergency Management Division
- Behavior Health and Recovery DSHS Publications
- How to Manage Stress: A Tutorial
- Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) - provides information on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.
- DisasterAssistance.gov - provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response - information on specific hazards and preparedness on all hazards.