Crisis Counseling Offered to Those Struggling With Irene's Aftermath

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Release date: 
September 17, 2011
Release Number: 
4019-034

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Crisis counseling services are available to persons affected by Hurricane Irene. Counseling for all ages can be arranged by calling 866-451-7760 between 8 a.m. and midnight, seven days a week.

Callers are referred to a specially trained counselor in their county to get help with stress and changes in behavior caused by the storm. Referral services and short-term intervention counseling are confidential.

In the following counties help is provided by NC on the Road to Resilience: Brunswick, Duplin, Halifax, Lenoir, New Hanover, Pender, Vance, Warren and Wayne counties.

In Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington and Wilson counties, help is provided by local mental health organizations.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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