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Disasters and emergencies are stressful for many people including survivors, families, rescue workers, communities, etc. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2017), “When people experience a disaster, they may experience a variety of reactions, many of which are natural responses to difficult situations.”
Please answer the following questions:
- What are some mental health effects for emergency responders during a disaster?
- What are some mental health effects for individuals, families, and communities during a disaster?
- How would you include mental health in a disaster response plan?
- How do disasters impact children?