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How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...

Community Mental Health Care Workers

Our mind and body exist in a codependent relationship, unable to function or exist without the other. Despite their equal importance, I never quite understood why I, personally, have always heard the emphasis placed on maintaining strong physical health without much mention of the importance of mental health. Just as poor physical health inevitably causes low contentment and mental state, our minds can achieve the same effect on the body by altering our physical states and metabolic...

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