Download only The guide provides public officials as well as others involved in disaster and emergency communications with information about effective communication, working with the media, using social media, and addressing errors and controlling rumors. Publication ID PEP19-01-01-005 Publication Date October 2019 Last Reviewed October 2019 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Communicating in a Crisis for Public Officials PDF 4.04 MB Find Related Information Audience Disaster Response Workers as Audience Public Officials You May Also Be Interested In Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-Arrest Diversion Models for Rural Communities This action brief provides rural communities recommended strategies for adapting promising or proven interventions to better support crisis response and pre-arrest diversion in their communities. It is the first of three briefs developed from the SAMHSA Pre-Arrest Diversion Expert Panel. SAMHSA's Disaster Kit This toolkit arms disaster recovery workers with materials that aid in responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster, and in dealing with workplace stress. The toolkit includes SAFE-T practice guidelines, and suicide prevention wallet cards. It also includes guides for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. Access the Disaster Kit on your mobile phone by downloading the SAMHSA Disaster App. Crisis Services: Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Funding Strategies This report summarizes the clinical and cost effectiveness of crisis services. It also presents case studies of approaches states are using to coordinate, consolidate, and blend funding sources to provide robust crisis services. Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma This fact sheet helps college students cope with disasters and other traumatic events. It describes normal reactions to trauma, and emphasizes the importance of talking about feelings. Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings This report presents national estimates of mental illness and mental health services used among people ages 12 and older. It also presents data related to co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Treating Sleep Problems of People in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders This resource discusses the relationship between sleep disturbances and substance use disorders among people in recovery. It provides guidance on assessing and treating sleep issues. It also reviews non-pharmacological, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs.