While much discussion revolves around the physical effects of disasters, mental health can also be harmed after a calamity. These resources explore the effects of disasters on mental health and good practices for reducing negative impacts.
Detecting hate tweets in more than four billion tweets from U.S. users with an AI-algorithm and combining them with weather data, researchers found that both the absolute number and the share of hate tweets rise outside a climate comfort zone.
Human-caused climate change is pushing weather temperatures never before recorded. Mental health impacts are concerning, but straightforward links are unclear. Humidity needs to be considered in tandem with heat.
The guide provides insight into the adverse psychosocial impacts on flood-affected communities and how agencies can develop mitigation plans, particularly focusing on groups who may be at increased risk of mental health impacts and wellbeing after floods.