Mental health response to disasters and other critical incidents

Last reviewed: November 2018
Last updated: November  2018

Summary

Details

  • Definitions
  • Preparing for disaster
  • The mental health impact of disasters
  • Outreach and screening
  • Management of acute mental health responses
  • Management of long-term mental health problems
  • Role of systems management
  • Next steps

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Education, System Design and Global Health

Director

Program in Global Mental Health

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York City

NY

Disclosures

CLK is the national consultant for Advanced Recovery Systems. CLK is an author of references cited in this topic.

Professor Craig L. Katz would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr R. Gregg Dwyer and Dr Mindy T. Fullilove, previous contributors to this topic. MTF is the author of some studies referenced in this topic. RGD declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

The Nancy and Ray L. Hunt Chair in Crisis Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry

Director

Division of Trauma and Disaster

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas

TX

Disclosures

CN is the author of some studies referenced in this topic.

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

University College

London

UK

Disclosures

CB is the author of one study referenced in this topic.

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