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Crisis, Grief & Trauma Resources

Dr. Cara Riebe, OBHS School Psychologist
Phone: (516) 624-6586

Dr. Allison Mueller, James H. Vernon School Psychologist
Phone: (516) 624-6548

Ms. Tracy Vieweg, Theodore Roosevelt School Psychologist
Phone: (516) 624-6564

Below are resources from OBEN school psychologists for families and students dealing with crises, grief, and trauma.

24/7 Hotlines

  • Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: CALL OR TEXT - 988 / CALL - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Formerly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers available 24/7. All calls are toll free and confidential. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the lifeline. The full phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 has launched nationally.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: Text TALKWITHUS to 66746 or call 1-800-985-5990
    4/7, 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 is a toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service to all residents of the U.S. and its territories. Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
  • NYS Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
    The New York State Office of Mental Health has a NYS Emotional Support Line staffed by specially trained volunteers.
  • SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) / 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers free and confidential information in English and Spanish to individuals and family members 24/7.

Response to Crisis and Trauma

Grieving Families

Terminal Illness of a Loved One

Book Recommendations for Grieving Elementary Students

Book Recommendations for Grieving High School Students

Book Recommendations for Caregivers