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Learn coping skills for Harvey-related stress

Release date: 
May 22, 2019
Release Number: 
TRO-NR-102

Mental Health Awareness Month fights stigma and spreads knowledge

 

AUSTIN, Texas — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time to assess your own stress levels and find ways to improve your coping skills.

 

Hurricane Harvey upended Texans’ lives in August 2017, and many are still dealing with the aftermath. Disaster-related stress and trauma can affect survivors for years, especially if they don’t recognize the symptoms and ask for help.

 

“Anyone who lives through a disaster the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey will be affected by it,” said Paul Morris, director of the FEMA Texas Recovery Office. “Everyone experiences events differently, so we need to continue to look out for each other and encourage survivors to seek help if they need it.”

 

Survivors can find free, confidential mental health support in multiple languages through the providers listed below.

 

Learn more about mental health resources and support in Texas at https://mentalhealthtx.org.

 

For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMAHarvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem.

Last Updated: 
May 22, 2019 - 11:27