SAMHSA Are you working to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? (Infographic)
The SAMHSA Are you working to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? This infographic/flyer helps those working with survivors of the pandemic respond with the principles of Psychological First Aid (PFA). Principles include: Respond to requests and initiate contacts in a nonintrusive, compassionate, and helpful way; Help people meet their basic needs; Calm emotionally overwhelmed or disoriented individuals; Identify immediate needs and concerns; Empower people to take steps to meet their needs; Encourage people to reach out to family and friends via phone, text, or other virtual methods; Provide information about common stress reactions; Link people with available resources. Other resources are provided to support individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including hotlines (suicide, disaster distress, mental health) and technical assistance.