Disaster Mental Health Resources Available Now for Hurricane Response and Recovery

Information for families, first responders, community leaders and healthcare providers

Bethesda, Md. -- Catastrophic natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cause extreme disruption and can be distressful for individuals, families and communities. Those receiving assistance as well as those involved in disaster management efforts can be affected. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has released 12 new resources to aid in the response and recovery efforts for affected communities.

The free, publicly-available fact sheets are available for download from the Center’s website at https://www.cstsonline.org and include: 

Helping Communities After Disasters

Grief Leadership in the Wake of Tragedies

Leadership in Disasters & Lessons Learned

Helping Communities After Disasters

Supporting Those with Pre-Existing Mental Health Conditions

How Families Can Help Children

How Schools Can Help Students

First Responders, Emergency Workers & Volunteers and Exposure to Human Remains

Maintaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Providers

Risk and Crisis Communication for Leaders

Workplace and Organization Management After Disaster

Psychological and Behavioral Issues Healthcare Providers Need to Know about CBRN Events

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About the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: 

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the nation's only Federal health sciences university.  USU educates, trains and prepares uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our armed forces. For more information, visit:  www.usuhs.edu.

About the USU Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress:

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is uniquely positioned to respond to DoD mission-relevant activities and issues, as well as to educate regional and national stakeholders in government, industry, healthcare, public health, and academia on mitigating the effects of disaster and trauma in the civilian community to foster human continuity and community and national resilience.  For more information, visit:  www.cstsonline.org.


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