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 Turnto211.com.