Disaster Response State Grant (DRSG)

The Disaster Response State Grant was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2020-2022 to serve 26 counties in Missouri that were impacted by severe storms, floods and tornados in Spring, 2019. These counties were federally declared disasters. Youth and adults impacted by these natural disasters received behavioral health services including treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. This grant provided opportunities for outreach, education and training for individuals impacted by natural disasters. Disaster-related trauma looks different for everyone. Recovery is possible.

Counties covered by DRSG

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Access Crisis Intervention (ACI)

ACI provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Find the hotline near you!

Brownfield Agriculture News Radio Podcast: Managing Mental Health

Listen to a series of agriculture podcasts regarding managing mental health. Topics include: natural disasters, asking for help, and depression,.

Disaster Related Trauma - Media Toolkit

Download free material (Facebook/Instagram graphics, display graphics, and information videos) to help spread awareness about disaster-related recovery services and trauma-informed care.

First Responder Wellness Animated Series

Watch an animated series on YouTube created for first responders. Topics include: Health Boundaries, Substance Use & Misuse, Signs of Stress Overload, Survival Energy & Settling Energy, Body Exercises to Release Toxic Stress, Types of Stress, CISM + Peer Support, Survivors Guilt, Crisis of Faith, and many more!

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a free skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand, and respond to the signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge. This training is offered for adults, teens, and youth. 

Office of Disaster Services (ODS)

ODS plans and develops activities to support a coordinated mental health response for Missourians in disaster situations. Learn more about Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery!

Suicide Prevention Resources

DMH offers an extensive list of suicide prevention resources. Learn more today.

Trauma Informed Care Courses

Learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of trauma on people and communities. Sign up today and enroll in the courses that interest you. More information on the Trauma Informed Care Courses, including enrollment instructions, can be found on the Trauma Informed Care Course Flyer.