Disaster Mental Health Case Studies: Lessons Learned from Counseling in Chaos

A Brief Overview of the Practice of Disaster Mental HealthA Guide to This BookReferencesSECTION I:Natural Disasters in the United StatesNatural Disasters Section IntroductionMudslides in Oso, WAHurricane Katrina in LouisianaWildfire in Yarnell, AZFloods in MississippiTornado in Joplin, MOSuper Storm Sandy in New York CitySECTION II:Human-Caused Disasters in the United StatesHuman-Caused Disasters Section IntroductionLosses and the Myth of ClosureThe Complexity of the ResponseSecondary Stress in Human-Caused DisasterA Note on Self-careReferencesBombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma CityWorld Trade Center Attack in New York CitySandy Hook School Shooting in Newtown, CTShooting in Webster, NYMass Murder in Isla Vista, CAPulse Night Club Shooting in Orlando, FLSECTION III:International DisastersInternational Disasters Section IntroductionSociopolitical History and ClimateWorldview and Communication StyleTraditional Beliefs and PracticesBuilding Local Capacity through TrainingAdditional ConsiderationsReferencesLas Casitas Mudslides in NicaraguaEarthquake in HaitiAsylum Seeker Camp Riots on NauruMassacre at Rabaa Square in EgyptEbola Outbreak in GuineaConclusionDMH Practice Must Fit the Situation and the ClientFlexibility is EssentialBuild Relationships Ahead of TimeBe Prepared to Work with Available ResourcesMake Self-Care a PriorityPrevent What You Can, and Share What You LearnTrain, Practice, and Start RespondingAccept Your Limits, and Recognize Your AccomplishmentsReferences
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