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Most people experience stress reactions following a traumatic event such as the recent flood events. Texans Recovering Together (TRT) is a team of licensed counselors from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD who reach out to survivors to offer free grief and loss crisis counseling, disaster education and resource referrals to help meet immediate needs.

Most people experience stress reactions following a traumatic event such as the recent flood events. Texans Recovering Together (TRT) is a team of licensed counselors from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD who reach out to survivors to offer free grief and loss crisis counseling, disaster education and resource referrals to help meet immediate needs.
Crisis counseling helps reduce the intensity of an individual’s emotional, mental and physical behavioral reactions to this type of trauma, which is essential for recovery. TRT provided services to approximately 39,000 survivors of the May 2015 flood event. The team has plans to continue providing this assistance to more individuals affected by other floods. Through canvassing affected neighborhoods, participating in community outreach events and by utilizing the FEMA registration list provided by state partners, the team continues to complete follow-up visits with survivors to ensure that needs have been met.
As part of their outreach and awareness activities, TRT held educational groups in Spring Independent School District. A Spring ISD representative shared his experience with the TRT team. “Spring ISD loves TRT. Jermaine and the rest of the team have been wonderful. They have provided parents, students, faculty and staff with all of the tools necessary to be ready when disaster strikes.
Thank you all for educating Spring ISD.” Texans Recovering Together works under the auspices of The Harris Center, through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Funds for this program are provided by FEMA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Individuals who would like more details about TRT may contact 844-279-6036 or send an email to trt@mhmraharris.org for more information.

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