Addressing the Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill in Disaster   [open pdf - 67KB]

"In the acute stages of a disaster, those with serious mental illness may function relatively well. Like the rest of the population, they often 'rise to the occasion' to assist themselves and others in a time of great need. However, persons with severe and often chronic mental illness are a vulnerable group whose well-being is especially threatened by the social disruption of the post-disaster setting. Addressing their disaster needs can mitigate or prevent adverse outcomes."

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