Q: Is there county or state-provided therapy available to people suffering from the trauma from the Camp Fire?

A: There are several mental health resources for Camp Fire Survivors:  

The Disaster Distress Helpline

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.

California HOPE of Butte County

Through outreach and education, California HOPE empowers and restores stability to fire survivors and fire-affected communities of Butte County. HOPE Counselors meet with fire survivors and their families on the survivor’s schedule, wherever they’re most comfortable. HOPE counselors facilitate educational and support group meetings for survivors and provide support at community events. Call 530.966.7382 or email calhopebutte@gmail.com to connect with a HOPE Counselor today. Also, find them on Facebook @CalHopeButte.

Lindsay Cox