Disasters complicate the lives of survivors in many ways. Property damage is obvious, but disasters like Hurricane Sandy have less visible effects. Coping with the trauma and stress of the disaster and recovery process can be a challenge.
Rhode Islanders feeling anxious or overwhelmed by Hurricane Sandy can find support by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline. The helpline is staffed by trained, bilingual crisis counselors who can direct callers to other appropriate resources if needed. To reach a counselor, call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.