Area health care professionals are often called upon to provide crisis services in the event of a local disaster. This is an excellent resource for those affected by the disaster as well to be used as a self help resource.
Assessing and responding to mental health needs after a disaster
URL: URL: http://library.sprc.org/getitem.php?id=484&res=url
State/Tribal/Adolescents at Risk Suicide Prevention Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting. December 12–14, 2006, North Bethesda, MD. Discusses: definition of and types of disasters; psychological impact; and results from field investigations.
Research on the mental health consequences of disaster (Presentation)
URL: URL: http://library.sprc.org/getitem.php?id=485&res=url
State/Tribal/Adolescents at Risk Suicide Prevention Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting. December 12–14, 2006, North Bethesda, MD. Considers the following aspects of the research on the mental health consequences of disaster: the reasons to study the effects of disasters and mass trauma; what has been studied; what has been learned; and implications for intervention.
Podcasts at CDC: Suicide [click on the link below, then search for “suicide” under Topic.]
This collection includes the following podcasts: Toxicology testing and results for suicide victims (in English and Spanish); Preventing suicide in young people (in English and Spanish); Coping with depression and thoughts of suicide after a disaster; Keeping schools safe from violence; and Traumatic events and suicide. To see the collection, choose Suicide in By topic browsing box.
A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions
This pocket guide focuses on general principles of stress management and offers strategies that can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response managers and workers. Includes sections on: understanding the stress cycle; managing stress before, during, and after an event; promoting a positive workplace environment; self-care for crisis response professionals; and references and recommended reading.
Mental Health Intervention in the Event of a Disaster
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
Pan American Health Organization
Publications Catalog/Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance/Mental Health
- Practical guidelines for mental health in disaster situations (Spanish only)
- Stress Management in Disasters
- Mental Health Services in Disasters Instructor´s Guide
- Mental Health Care in Disaster Situations (Slides)
- Mental Health Services in Disasters Manual for Humanitarian Workers