FEMA provides $1 million grant to SC for counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew

FEMA provides $1 million grant to SC for counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew

SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - 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.

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