Butte County Recovers-The official website for Butte County disaster response and recovery

FAQ Topic: Mental Health & Wellness

How can I help children cope with the stress of the disaster?

Children are particularly vulnerable. Not only are kids more susceptible to physical health challenges, they may not be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings following a disaster. To help children cope with the stress of a disaster, consider the following: Share age-appropriate information. Encourage children to ask questions Limit media exposure Return to a … Continued

I was a Behavioral Health Client in Paradise, how do I access services?

If you, or someone you know, was receiving County Behavioral Health services in Paradise and have not yet contacted us, please call our Access Line at 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810. We would like to know that you are safe and so that we may continue your care at one of our other locations that is most convenient for you. If … Continued

What wellness services are available?

Behavioral Health Crisis: Call 1.800.334.530.6622 Disaster Distress Helpline: A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and … Continued

I’m having trouble coping with the disaster. What can I do?

Following a disaster, it’s important to remember that anxiety, sadness, and trouble sleeping are common responses to traumatic events. So are headaches and stomach aches, overeating, and loss of appetite. Everyone has different ways of coping, which can make people act differently than they usually do. The effect of a disaster or traumatic event goes far … Continued

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