Disaster Response/Resources

We are providing some information and mental health resources you might need when a disaster or emergency happens:

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Resources:

  1. Tips on how to stay healthy from the CDC
  2. Business Interim Guidance
  3. Pandemic Preparedness Resources
  4. Preparing for the Flu: A Communications Toolkit for Business and Employers
  5. When and How to Wash Your Hands
  6. When and How to Wash Your Hands, spanish
  7. Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
  8. Risk Assessment and Management
  9. Managing Anxiety and Stress

World Health Organization Resources:

  1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
  2. Getting Workplace ready for COVID-19

Telehealth Resources

  1. Informed Consent Checklist for Telepsychology Services
  2. Office & Technology Checklist for Telepsychology Services
  3. Free Webinar by SMI Adviser on 3/20/20: Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19
  4. Telepsychology Best Practice 101 Series virtual event (APA in the process of making this training free)
  5. An Introduction to Setting Up a Telebehavioral Health Practice: Competencies and Considerations video, Katherine Hertlein, Ph.D., LMFT
  6. DHHS Memorandum to Nevada Medicaid Providers about Telehealth Services
  7. Telepsychology & Internet-Based Therapy resources
  8. What the COVID-19 telehealth waiver means for psychology practitioners
  9. March 6th New Law passed by Congress allows temporary changes to federal Medicare telehealth policies

Self Care during the Coronavirus:

  1. Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe
  2. Tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook
  3. Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety
  4. 7 sicence-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety
  5. How to Protect Your Patients and Your Practice
  6. Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
  7. Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  8. Psychological Coping during a Pandemic (developed by our psychologist friends in Alberta Canada)
  9. The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce It: Rapid review of the evidence
  10. Wall Street Journal Article: How to Mange your Coronavirus Anxiety

Resources for How to Speak to Children about the Coronavirus

  1. Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  2. CNN Keeping Your Child Safe and Reassured as COVID-19 spreads
  3. Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
  4. NPR Script – Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
  5. APA Help Center – How to talk to children about difficult news

The National Child and Traumatic Stress Network Resources:

  1. Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
  2. Pandemic Resources

Red Cross Resources:

  1. Coronavirus: Safety and Readiness Tips for You

New York Times Article:

  1. Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronavirus

Additional Resources:

  1. Recommendations for Psychologists in Responding to Coronavirus Concerns
  2. #Stop the Spread: A Patient Guide to the Novel Coronavirus
  3. Prepare. Don’t Panic. Public Health Advisory on COVID-19 From Nevada State Medical Association


Disaster Response General Resources:

  1. HURRICANE AND FLOODING PREPARATION AND TIPS
  2. BUILDING RESILIENCE TO MANAGE INDIRECT EXPOSURE TO TERROR
  3. MANAGING DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING
  4. HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH THE RECENT SHOOTINGS?
  5. RESTORING A SENSE OF SAFETY IN THE AFTERMATH OF A MASS SHOOTING
  6. IMPACT OF MASS SHOOTING ON SURVIVORS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
  7. IMPACT OF MASS SHOOTINGS ON INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTMENT
  8. GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
  9. APA INITIATIVES TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
  10. GUN VIOLENCE:  PREDICTION, PREVENTION AND POLICY
  11. APA PRESS RELEASE – OCT 2ND – COPING WITH MASS SHOOTINGS
  12. Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando:  Helpful Responses for LGBTQ People and Allies

 

Resources for Children:

Sources of Information for parents, teachers, etc

  1. School’s Out: A Parents’ Guide for Meeting the Challenge
  2. TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT DIFFICULT SUBJECTS
  3. HELPING YOUR CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING
  4. HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT DIFFICULT NEWS
  5. HOW MUCH NEWS COVERAGE IS OKAY FOR CHILDREN?
  6. TALKING TO KIDS WHEN THEY NEED HELP
  7.  WAYS TO TALK TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH ABOUT THE SHOOTING IN ORLANDO
    In hopes of helping families and children cope with loss and trauma, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) compiled the following resources:

  1. AACAP Facts for Families on News and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1L2AR7X
  2. AACAP Facts for Families on Grief and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1LTGDNW
  3. AACAP Facts for Families on Firearms and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1T62OSX
  4. AACAP Policy Statement on Children and Guns HTTP://BIT.LY/2M48H8I
  5. AACAP Disaster Resource Center HTTP://BIT.LY/1G9AMXA
  6. NCTSN Talking to Children about the Shooting HTTP://BIT.LY/2YCM4BW

 

Apps and activities to help children:

  1. http://nctsn.org/content/help-kids-cope 
  2. Activities with no supplies needed
  3. Activities that require limited supplies for daytime or lighted areas
  4. Activities that require limited supplies for nighttime or dark areas
  5. Coloring Activities in English and Spanish
  6. For children, teens, and families:Vegas PBS has a website for children and families coping with crisis, grief and stress. Clips of Sesame Street Episodes, Daniel Tiger, and other children’s programming is included
    www.vegaspbs.org/kids-families/resources-help-families-cope

 

Resilience:

Books available for free download:

Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities after Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery click here for free pdf download

Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters: The Perspective from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi: Summary of a Workshop click here for free pdf download

Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private-Public Collaboration click here for free pdf download

 

If you are feeling overwhelmed, or need to talk to someone:
NORTHERN NEVADA
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS)
775-688-2001

Crisis Call Hotline
800-273-8255 or 775-784-8090

SOUTHERN NEVADA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990    Text TalkWithUs to 66746

Spanish Speakers  Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746

Click here for more info or link: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

The public may also contact local DCFS Neighborhood Family Services Center (HTTP://DCFS.NV.GOV/PROGRAMS/CMH/CONTACT_CMHS/) or Mobile Crisis (HTTP://KNOWCRISIS.COM/) 702 486-7865

 

Interviews with NPA Executive Board about the tragedy:
NPR  Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 3rd:
https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-10/day-after-how-do-we-talk-about 

KNTV Channel 13 Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 4th:
http://www.ktnv.com/on-air/interviews/dr-jordan-soper-encourages-counseling-after-mass-shooting

NoticiasvUnivision Nevada (spanish) Interview with Dr. Sandra Gray of NPA, Oct 4th (starts at minute 25): https://www.facebook.com/noticiasunivisionnevada/videos/10155504434266131/?fref=mentions

 

Crisis Counseling Services:
SOUTHERN NEVADA

  1. Mojave Counseling Clinic is offering free counseling services
    UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. The appointments will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary.  6375 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas 89146   To schedule an appointment, call 702-253-0818
  2. MonteVista Hospital is open 24/7 and has clinical staff on standby to help the community deal with grief. 702-354-1111
  3. MGM Resorts is offering crisis counseling to guests and employees 702-836-6655 or 877-967-7711
  4. The PRACTICE at UNLV is offering free services to anyone affected by the events
    4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 89154     702-895-1532
  5. Bridge Counseling is offering free trauma and grief therapy 1640 W. Alta Drive
  6. Las Vegas Counseling Center is offering free counseling to those affected:  www.LasVegascounselingcenter.com 
  7. ROI Counseling is offering free counseling in light of the tragedy: www.ROIcounseling.com
  8. Ivy Counseling is providing free counseling www.Ivy-counseling.com

 

Disaster Mental Health Volunteer @ Red Cross

Contact Diane Orgill 702-219-0791
Southern Nevada Chapter, Red Cross main phone 702-791-3311
WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/LOCAL/NEVADA/SOUTHERN-NEVADA/DISASTER-SERVICES

Northern Nevada Chapter, Red Cross main phone 775-856-1000
WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/LOCAL/NEVADA/NORTHERN-NEVADA/VOLUNTEER

Other Volunteer Opportunities
 WWW.THERO.ORG/ADD-RESOURCE
Mental Health Resources Made Easy
Their website organizes providers willing to donate services in times of tragedy. Please sign up through the link above.

 

Professional Organizations:

NASW (National Association of Social Workers)  www.naswnv.org

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy  www.nevadaamft.org (702) 423-0968  NVAMFT@hotmail.com 

 


To Make a Donation:
National Compassion Fund

To support the immediate and long-term needs of victims. All funds received will be distributed directly to those affected   https://nationalcompassionfund.org/