The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the South Carolina Department of Mental Health a grant of more than $1 million for crisis counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew.
The Crisis Counseling Program will allow SCDMH to hire and train people locally. Therefore, they can provide free, short-term counseling to hurricane survivors.
Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a natural disaster.
If you or someone you know is suffering from hurricane-related stress or anxiety, please call the 24-hour Disaster Distress Helpline at 800.985.5990. This support service is confidential. Multilingual operators are available.