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ADA National Network Learning Session: Disaster Behavioral Health and People with Access and Functional Needs: Resources from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network, August 11, 2016
This one-hour, 29-minute webinar provides an introduction to disaster behavioral health and overview of resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that emergency managers, providers, and the public can utilize year-round, during and immediately following disaster events, and during long-term recovery. It discusses the core principles of disaster behavioral health, including distress risk factors and warning signs inclusive of and unique to people with access and functional needs.
2011 JOPLIN, MISSOURI TORNADO EXPERIENCE, MENTAL HEALTH REACTIONS, AND SERVICE UTILIZATION: CROSS-SECTIONAL ASSESSMENTS AT APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS AND 2.5 YEARS POST-EVENT
Via The Guardian of Public Health
In PLoS Currents-Disasters, researchers examined the mental health effects following the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. They performed two surveys, one six months post disaster and a second 2.5 years post disaster.
via www.CDC.gov by way of The Guardian of Public Health
To the Editor: Providing medical care for Ebola virus–infected patients entails physical and psychological stress, extended shift times, and risk for infection. In addition, the wearing of personal protective equipment impairs communication and performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Lessons learned from outbreaks of other infectious diseases indicate that such challenging treatment environments require the monitoring of health care professionals for psychological distress (e.g., anxiety, depression, fatigue, and social isolation) to prevent personal exhaustion and reduced job performance (1).
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