FEMA offering mental health services for hurricane victims

NORTHWEST, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- Mental health services are being offered at area FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

FEMA Representatives say counselors are available in Panama City and Port St. Joe for anyone who may feel anxious or stressed and need someone to talk to.

They also say they have a variety of printed materials with tips on how you can manage your post storm stress, as well as handouts for parents to help their kids cope.

These services are free of charge.

For more information, visit one of the DRC's in our area:

--Bay County Library
898 W. 11th Street
Room #104
Panama City, FL. 32401

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.); Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

--Port St. Joe Community Center
Nathan Peters Park
401 Peter Street
Port St. Joe, FL. 32456

Hours of Operation: Monday and Tuesday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

--Port St. Joe Fire Department
404 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL. 32456

Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Friday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.); Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

You can also get more information by calling the FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline at (800) 621-3362.