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Disaster Behavioral Health

The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP)

A natural or man-made disaster can cause much more than property damage.  It can create a wide range of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral reactions.  You may experience stress, anxiety, fear, uncertainty and frustration because you have been through an abnormal event. Everybody who witnesses a disaster is affected by it. 

Crisis counseling can be available to help people: 

  • Understand their situations and reactions
  • Regain a sense of mastery and control
  • Identify, label, and express emotions
  • Adjust to the disaster and losses
  • Manage stress
  • Make decisions and take action
  • Develop coping strategies
  • Use community resources

The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) supports individual, family and community recovery by offering a variety of services.  Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People in Emergencies) services are available. In the wake of a disaster, individual, group and public support services are available, free of charge, through our community-based partners in recovery.

CCP Services include:

  • Individual and group crisis counseling
  • Brief educational supports and public education
  • Assessment, referral, and resource linkage
  • Community support and networking
  • Development and distribution of educational materials

As of March 2020, there is a qualifying federally declared major disaster in Florida related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information, please contact the Behavioral Health Coordinator at (850) 717-4423. To find help in your area, please visit