OMH Community Trauma/Grief/Racism Resources

(Updated 2/8/23)



If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
988 offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing emotional distress. If you or someone you know needs crisis support, dial 988 at any time.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.


Addressing Grief

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.


Mental Health Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals


State and National Resources

NYS Department of Health – Emergency Preparedness

NYS – Office of Emergency Management

NYC Emergency Management

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery 


Red Cross