Behavioral Health Communication Guides

Effective and reliable communication plays an important role in the resilience of a community, connecting first responders, support systems, and family members with individuals and communities effected by disasters.

Communication Guides

disaster behavioral health message guide

Behavioral Health Messages
Related to Disasters & Other Public Health Emergencies (DHHS)

Communicating in a Crisis

Risk Communication Guidelines for Public Officials (in disaster and emergency communications, SAMHSA)

Messages Related to Children

Risk communication message maps for use during/after a critical event or disaster

Project Partners

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