How to Refer a Loved One for Counseling After a Disaster
With all of the recent flooding in Louisiana and the fires out west, it’s important for everyone to be able to know how to refer a loved one for help after they, or someone they are close to, experience tragedy from a natural disaster. Today we share an article on helping out those loved ones you know who have been through tragedy or natural disaster.
“According to recent reports, the Louisiana flood is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy. Many flood survivors will bounce back after the flood with support of their loved ones and community. However, some will struggle more than others and may need to be referred to a professional mental health professional for care.
Following are some basic guidelines for when, where, and how to refer someone you care about for mental health services.
- What’s “normal”?
- When to refer
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions about harm
- Where to refer
- How to refer