Mental Health Assessments and Treatment
Resources Available Following Tragedy in Boston
Mass 211 and SMH & Partnership Launches www.StayStrongBoston.org
BOSTON - April 24, 2013 - To assist in the mental recovery from the recent Boston Marathon attack, the Boston-area nonprofit, Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is partnering with Mass 211 and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Hotline to provide the public with online mental health assessments and treatment resources at www.StayStrongBoston.org. The website, created with support from an initiative with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program, will take individuals to a mental health assessment and information on how to contact the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline.
"StayStrongBoston.org will help individuals assess if they are struggling with a mental health concern, educate friends and family members on what to do if a loved one is at risk, and provide individuals with the resources to talk to a mental health professional about their own or a loved one's situation," said Douglas G. Jacobs, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the founder of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. "Traumatic events can trigger signs of distress in those affected by a crisis. It doesn't matter what your relationship was to the bombings in Boston-it is important to reach out for help if you are showing any signs of distress."
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