In this episode, we hear from Thomas R. Thomson, the Access Specialist and Disaster Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He discusses how an agency can prepare itself for a disaster, increase employee resilience, and serve the community in a time of need.
This fact sheet provides information on how to prepare for a wildfire.
This fact sheet can be used by anyone preparing for or responding to the mental health consequences of disasters. It 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.
DTAC helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster.
This document summarizes research on the impacts and implementation of Mobile Crisis Teams.