What is Disaster Mental Health?
Disaster Mental Health services are offered on all disaster relief operations as well as during the preparedness and recovery phases. Disaster Mental Health workers respond to the psychosocial and emotional needs of people affected by disaster. This includes members of the affected com-munity as well as other Red Cross workers experiencing the stress of disaster response.
Using professional knowledge and skills, Disaster Mental Health workers provide approved Dis-aster Mental Health interventions that focus on basic care, support and comfort of individuals experiencing disaster-related stress.
Disaster Mental Health volunteers have the opportunity to connect with clients by phone, on-site locally, and in other parts of the state, country, and world.
Who is Qualified?
- Currently Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Current School Psychologists and School Counselors
- Current Psychiatric Nurses
- *Retired Mental Health Professionals
*Must have maintained a license or certification in good standing upon retirement within 5 years of on-boarding.
How do I Join?
Register to volunteer today by visiting the American Red Cross website: