Disaster Distress

The City of Hot Springs understands during natural or other disasters there can be emotional impacts placed on individuals. 

Provided below are organizations that can either directly help or provide resources to assist. 

If you or someone you love continues to struggle with mental well-being after putting to practice tips and guidelines below please contact the Hot Springs Police Department. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, dial the front desk at 501-321-6701.


Center for Disease Prevention and Control provides ways to plan, prepare and cope with stress before and during crisis. 

Cool Down Hot Springs logo

Cool Down Hot Springs is an anti-violence campaign by the Hot Springs Police Department that offers information and resources to help victims and would-be violators. 

downloadMentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide:

  • The general public
  • Health and emergency preparedness professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Government and business leaders
  • School systems
  • Local communities


National Center for PTSD provides information to help find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD. 

NIH-NIMH-logo-newNational Institute of Mental Health If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend or a family member. 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 


SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor