Community mental health response to crisis
Article first published online: 12 MAY 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Crisis Intervention
Volume 62, Issue 8, pages 1029–1041, August 2006
How to Cite
Gard, B. A. and Ruzek, J. I. (2006), Community mental health response to crisis. J. Clin. Psychol., 62: 1029–1041. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20287
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 12 MAY 2006
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Mental health is seen as an important aspect in the community response to crisis and disaster. Research offers limited guidance to what interventions are likely to be effective in preventing postdisaster mental health problems. This article reviews recommended elements of mental health responses to community disasters. Different factors influencing response are illustrated by using 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as examples. Clinical suggestions for community planning and actions of individual psychologists conclude the article. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 62: 1029–1041, 2006.