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Mental Health Response to Community Disasters: A Fact Sheet for Disaster Mental Health Planners, Responders, and Providers

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This fact sheet discusses general principles for disaster mental health response, including the importance of identifying survivors with psychiatric disorders and providing them treatment. It also introduces frameworks for disaster mental health response, and case identification for posttraumatic stress disorder, the most common psychiatric disorder after disasters.
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University of Missouri, Disaster and Community Crisis Center