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.
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.
New research has found suicide increases during drought among men in Australia’s rural communities, and the problem may be exacerbated due to climate change. Our findings call for urgent plans for adaptation, and global action.
Repeated exposure to hurricanes, whether direct, indirect or media-based, is linked to adverse psychological symptoms and may be associated with increased mental health problems, according to a first-of-its kind study led by University of California.