DDH_ICONS Hurricane or Flood

Interview with Jalen

There’s better that can come after a tragedy.

If you are experiencing emotional distress or other mental health concerns after a disaster, the Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you 24/7/365:


Or, text 1-800-985-5990.
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-985-5990

Bishop Jalen Whittleton and his wife were newlyweds when they nearly lost everything by a flash flood in Columbia, South Carolina in the fall of 2015. As a religious leader, Jalen finds deep inspiration and comfort from the people around him. In particular, he focuses on helping men talk about and process their feelings after the disaster.