ADEM: Crisis Counseling Now Available for Region 8 Tornado Victims

MAY 4, 2006 - Posted at 11:14 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas residents who may be experiencing grief, anxiety, or depression due to the severe storms and tornadoes that struck the area on April 1-3 may be able to receive counseling, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Two ways to receive help dealing with these emotions are through the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health Services or the Arkansas Crisis Response Team.  The organizations will provide services free of charge for individuals who have been affected by the severe weather earlier this month.  These organizations can respond to the emotional needs of victims and first responders following a community crisis.

Individuals can receive help by contacting local community Mental Health Centers at the following toll-free numbers, which operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week...

Cross County: 1-800-382-3177

Fulton and White counties: 1-800-592-9503

Green, Lawrence and Randolph counties: 1-800-356-3035

The Arkansas Crisis Response Team may also be contacted toll-free at 1-866-769-1033.