The need for a national, 24/7/365 disaster crisis line goes as far back as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. So on February 28th, 2012, Vibrant Emotional Health launched the national Disaster Distress Helpline with funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and every year since has supported thousands of people struggling after disaster.
This year (2022), the DDH turned 10! To learn more about the DDH, click here and watch. We can’t wait to see where the next 10 years takes us!
Video: A Timeline of the DDH
Blog: A Compassionate Presence in Times of Uncertainty: 10 Years of the Disaster Distress Helpline
Graphics: 10 Reasons to Contact the DDH