What is Disaster Behavioral
Health?

The stress response after a disaster is a normal reaction to abnormal, or disrupted states. We are committed to providing the best behavioral healthcare for you and your family. Our goal is to provide proactive treatment and services as well as support during a crisis.

What We Do?

We deliver prompt, thorough, and appropriate support to the community in response to a catastrophic event. We will coordinate with the requesting organization or individual to provide a timely response.

Crisis Debriefing:

a formal gathering of any group impacted by an incident. Facilitated by licensed and trained CMH Staff for the purpose of mitigating the impact and assisting in recovery from the stress of the event.

Check-in:

an informal gathering of any person impacted by an incident. Facilitated by trained CMH Staff for the purpose of education, grounding and remembrance.

Types of Responses:

Natural Disasters

Vehicular Accidents

Suicide

Death

Response Examples:

Personnel at a National Park requested support following multiple traumatic events within the area they service.

Faculty at an educational institution requested support following the death of a student.

Family requested support following a winter recreation accident.

Training and Tools:

Disaster Behavioral Health Field Response Training

Psychological First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

How to Request Assistance:

Requests for assistance can come directly from organizations or individuals within the communities we serve. At times, The Center for Mental Health may decide it is appropriate to outreach organizations or individuals to offer support. If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed any catastrophic events and might need support, please reach, via telephone at 970-252-3200 or via email at DeploymentCoordinator@centermh.org. We provide help, hope, and healing through comprehensive behavioral healthcare.