mental illness and disasters emergency preparedness

READING ASSIGNMENTS

Read the CDC report on Mental Illness and Disaster Preparedness found at http://cretscmhd.psych.ucla.edu/nola/Video/MHR?Governmentreports/1-Repsonding_to_Needs_Serious_Mental_Illness.pdf

References

Math, S., Nirmala, M., Moirangthem, S. and Kumar, N. (2015). Disaster management: Mental health perspective. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 37(3), p.261.

McFarlane, A. and Williams, R. (2012). Mental health services required after disasters: Learning from the lasting effects of disasters. Depression Research and Treatment, 2012, pp.1-13.

Roudini, J., Khankeh, H. and Witruk, E. (2017). Disaster mental health preparedness in the community: A systematic review study. Health Psychology Open, 4(1), p.205510291771130.

Discussion Board :-

Dealing with the mentally ill provides many challenges – clinical, social, emotional, etc.

Discuss the unique emergency preparedness needs of patients with emotional and psychiatric patients.

State why this is so difficult for us to manage.