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Emergency management and disaster considerations for the mentally ill

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Although published in 2011, this article offers information that remains relevant about disaster planning for people with serious mental illness. The article discusses the importance of including people with mental illness in disaster preparedness and response, how people with mental illnesses may be more severely affected by disasters, and complications that can arise with care and medication during disasters.
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Lastly, it argues that disaster planning for people with mental illness should be a multiagency and cooperative effort.

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The Central United States Earthquake Consortium