Resources for mental health support following Tallahassee tornadoes

After three powerful tornados hit the capital city and county on May 10, the area is slowly recovering from the devastation caused. However, many individuals are still struggling with the physical and mental damage left behind by the destructive winds. Numerous families are working tirelessly to repair their homes while also dealing with the added stress of not having access to essential comforts like internet, which can make the situation even more challenging.

For those experiencing lingering mental health effects from the trauma of the storm and its aftermath, there are resources available to provide support. One option is to contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disaster distress hotline at (800) 985-5990 for assistance. Additionally, SAMHSA provides valuable tips for coping with re-traumatization in their document “Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event,” which can be found at

Another helpful resource is 211 Big Bend’s 24-hour support line, which can be accessed by dialing 211 or (850) 617-6333. This helpline offers individuals a place to reach out for assistance and guidance during difficult times. If you or someone you know could benefit from these resources, don’t hesitate to seek help in managing the mental health challenges associated with storm recovery and loss.

For breaking news updates in the area, you can contact Elena Barrera, trending news reporter, at or follow her on Twitter @elenabarreraaa for more information on how to recover from this disaster and stay safe during these challenging times.

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