• Kyra Jones

Mental Health Post-Disaster

Natural disasters leave chaos and destruction in their wake, often leading to death and displacement. They can also have significant impacts on survivors’ mental health. Studies have shown that natural disasters can increase one's risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and suicide. Women, children, and older adults tend to face the most drastic mental health issues following a disaster. However, studies have shown that post-disaster mental health interventions can help communities heal and become more resilient in the process.

Where can you find mental health resources for post-disaster recovery?

Resources specifically for children:

Resources specifically for women:

Resources specifically for older adults:

Natural disasters are not the only time to ensure you are taking care of your mental health. Below are some general mental health resources:

Navigating a natural disaster can be challenging and have serious impacts on one’s mental health. Taking care of yourself is critical during this time. For more help, contact us at HelpDesk@isdus.org or 1 (833) 473-2020.

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