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Each issue of the biannual Supplemental Research Bulletin highlights articles, research, and literature reviews on topics of interest for disaster responders.


Adaptations and Innovations for Delivering Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF | 394 KB)
August 2022

This Supplemental Research Bulletin builds on preliminary research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to identify adaptations made to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services under pandemic-related circumstances. It includes sections about the disruption of services due to the pandemic and the benefits and challenges of telehealth, telemedicine, and other innovations for delivering mental health and SUD services.

Disaster Behavioral Health Interventions Inventory (PDF | 834 KB)
May 2022

This Supplemental Research Bulletin identifies interventions that can be used in disaster-affected communities. It includes sections about immediate, intermediate, and long-term post-disaster interventions and sections about online and mobile application interventions. Summaries show intervention type, intervention settings, populations with whom the interventions may be most helpful, and other key information.

A Preliminary Look at the Mental Health and Substance Use-related Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF | 349 KB)
May 2021

This Supplemental Research Bulletin reviews preliminary research on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health and substance use in the United States. It discusses the impacts of the pandemic, populations experiencing disproportionate impacts, and expert suggestions for supporting communities in and after the pandemic.

Women and Disasters (PDF | 389 KB)
October 2020

This Supplemental Research Bulletin focuses on women and disasters. Research included is about women in general, as well as insights on the experience of pregnant women and older women. It reflects on disaster preparedness, and the effects of disaster for females, who represent more than half of the U.S. population.

Disasters and People With Serious Mental Illness (PDF | 476 KB)
August 2019

This Supplemental Research Bulletin covers research on individuals with serious mental illness and disasters. It examines the effects of disaster on individuals with specific serious mental illnesses, risk and protective factors, and approaches to post-disaster mental health and substance-use related support.

Mental Health Issues and Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Human-caused Disasters (PDF | 369 KB)
July 2019

This Supplemental Research Bulletin reviews research on mental health issues and conditions in children and youth after human-caused disasters. It follows up on the September 2018 Supplemental Research Bulletin, which covers the effects of natural disasters on children and youth.

Behavioral Health Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Natural Disasters (PDF | 296 KB)
September 2018

This Supplemental Research Bulletin reviews research on behavioral health issues and conditions in children and youth after natural disasters. It covers risk and protective factors, as well as approaches and interventions for supporting young survivors.

First Responders: Behavioral Health Concerns, Emergency Response, and Trauma (PDF | 264 KB)
May 2018

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin focuses on behavioral health issues experienced by first responders. It also explores risk and protective factors, as well as interventions to reduce behavioral health risk and foster resilience.

Mass Violence and Behavioral Health (PDF | 327 KB)
September 2017

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin discusses the effects of mass violence events and the sequence of behavioral health reactions after the event in adult and youth survivors. The issue also includes behavioral health interventions commonly used after a mass violence event.

Greater Impact: How Disasters Affect People of Low Socioeconomic Status (PDF | 380 KB)
July 2017

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin focuses on how people in poverty, with low incomes, and of low socioeconomic status experience disasters, including risk perception, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Stronger Together: An In-Depth Look at Selected Community-Level Approaches to Disaster Behavioral Health (PDF | 393 KB)
August 2016

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin focuses on selected programs and approaches that can be used to help whole communities fare better during and after disasters in terms of behavioral health.

Challenges and Considerations in Disaster Research (PDF | 300 KB)
January 2016

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin reviews existing literature and provides a general summary of challenges experienced by disaster researchers in the field and offers potential solutions.

Traumatic Stress and Suicide After Disasters (PDF | 298 KB)
August 2015

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin focuses on research highlights related to traumatic stress and suicide, including suicide rates, suicidal ideation, and suicide plans and attempts, in relation to disasters

Disaster Behavioral Health Interventions Inventory (PDF | 811 KB)
May 2015

This Interventions Inventory Supplemental Research Bulletin lists disaster behavioral health interventions that can be used in the early, intermediate, and long-term disaster response phases, with the majority of survivors who experience the most common reactions. Each intervention is accompanied by a table that lists delivery modality and settings and populations for whom the interventions can be used.

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Last Updated: 08/05/2022