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SAMHSA Disaster App

Responders can access mental health resources—including tip sheets and maps of area behavioral health service providers—from their mobile device before, during, and after an extreme weather event. SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Extreme weather events often lead to fatalities and a variety of health impacts on vulnerable populations, including impacts on mental health such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. The phone-based Disaster App from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helps responders provide quality support to survivors.

From the home screen, users can navigate to pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, and post-deployment resources. Tools to support survivors include tip sheets, a directory and mapping of area behavioral health service providers, a directory of publications that can be shared through text or email, and other resources for use in the field. Self-care support for responders is available at all stages of deployment.

The SAMHSA Disaster App is available for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices.

Last modified
17 June 2021 - 11:14am