disaster preparedness

News and Notes for October 18

It’s October, and with the new month comes a renewed focus on mental health awareness among people with lived experience of mental health conditions. Tuesday, October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an international recognition of the importance of mental health as part of overall health and wellness sponsored by the World Health Organization. This …

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Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

From wild fires in the West to hurricanes in the Gulf, disaster can reach people in every corner of the country. People with mental health needs can be particularly challenged by disasters, which can disrupt treatment routines and trigger trauma. Fortunately, there is one reliable way to get through a disaster intact, and that is …

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Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Mental Health Needs

The CAFE TA Center has just published a new resource to help individuals with mental illnesses be prepared to take care of themselves in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Disasters can be extremely disruptive, challenging and trauma-inducing for anyone. For those with mental health needs, losing access to services and supports can …

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Check Out Disaster Planning for Consumers of Mental Health Services

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training, Disaster Planning for Consumers of Mental Health Services. Everyone needs to be prepared for potential disasters, and have a plan in place so they are ready to react. For individuals with mental health needs, it is especially important to be ready for any …

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Focus 8: Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready?

From tornadoes in the Midwest, to flooding in the Northeast, to wild fires in the Southwest, recent events have reminded us that everyone needs to be ready for a potential disaster. Times of natural or man-made disaster can be especially difficult for Americans with behavioral health needs, as they can be cut off from essential …

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SAMHSA “Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health ” Webinar July 14th

The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) will be presenting a webinar entitled Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health on July 14th at 2:00 EDT. The goals of this webinar are to educate participants about the mental health, substance abuse, and stress management needs of people who have been exposed to human-caused, natural, or technological disasters. …

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