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As a teen, who can I talk to if I am not coping well after a disaster?

As a teen, asking for support to deal with the emotional effects of a disaster may feel uncomfortable, but seeking the assistance you need can really help. You can start by talking to one or more of these people:

  • your family doctor or healthcare provider
  • a school counselor or teacher
  • a pastoral care counselor
  • a trained mental health professional
  • your community health center or the local mental health clinic
  • mental health support groups, which can be found on the Internet

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