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Radio PSAs with Information on the Oil Spill Distress Helpline and Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Ad Council

These audio PSAs aim to help those living in the Gulf states get the assistance they may need to treat and cope with distress from the oil spill. The English and Spanish radio ads direct audiences to call a toll-free number (1-800-985-5990), or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 for a safe, confidential way to receive free counseling, information and support from trained professionals. (Standard text messaging and data rates apply.) The toll-free Oil Spill Distress Helpline, funded by SAMHSA, links callers to local crisis centers, where local and trained professionals answer the calls and provide confidential assistance. Haitian Creole and Spanish-language operators are also available.

To listen to the 60 second PSAs; link to post them in school newsletters, school websites, community health centers; or for use on local school and town radio use the links below: