Rural Disaster Behavioral Health: A Guide for Outreach Workers and Crisis Counselors
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Shares information for crisis counselors, outreach workers, and other supportive service providers on how to best respond to the behavioral health needs of diverse rural populations following a disaster. Considers unique risk factors, strengths, and the behavioral health impacts of disasters on rural populations. Highlights best practices to help rural individuals and communities access mental health and substance use services and treatment after disaster events. Includes a summary of recommendations, resources, and a customizable tip sheet for outreach to rural residents.
Emergency Planning • Mental Health • Substance Use Disorder