for Mental Health Workers
Natalia J. Garland
It has been four years since September 11, 2001. Four years
without another attack on America. Are we safer, or are we
getting closer to the next attack? Let us always be prepared.
Today I am offering some resources to help mental health workers
be prepared to do their jobs, and also take care of themselves and
their families. I will present some printed material which you
can order for free, and then I will list some useful websites.
Here are some
related materials that you can order from SAMHSA. You can go to
their website at
or call them at 1 (800) 789-2647.
Across Borders: Reaching Out to Iraq. This is from SAMHSA News,
Vol.12, No.3. (Item No.MS949)
Depression, PTSD, Substance Abuse Increase In Wake of September
11 Attacks. This from NIDA Notes, Volume 17, Number 4. (NIH
Publication No. 03-3478)
Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health
Impact of September 11, 2001 Events on Substance Use and Mental
Health in the New York Area. (Item No. PHD1034)
Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance.
The following is a
list websites and webpages which provide instructions and tips on
how to manage various types of disasters.
Next, here are
some online articles and booklets on the psychological impact of
Finally, after the
hurricane and flooding disaster in New Orleans, I decided to add
some resources on natural disasters.
Center. The Disaster Center website provides information on
earthquakes, fires and floods, heat waves, hurricanes,
thunderstorms, tornadoes, and volcanoes. The website is difficult
to navigate from the homepage, so I have posted the Landslide
page to get you started. From here, you can find your way from
the navigation bar at the left.
Earthquake Preparedness and Response.
This is a list of
publications and links from the U.S. Geological Survey.
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From the National Hurricane Center.
Disasters and Catastrophes.
From State Farm Insurance.
From the National Severe Storms Laboratory
Knowing what to
expect and what to do can help us all work together in the event
of any kind of disaster: natural, accidental, or terrorist.
links were last repaired on 01/07/09.]
Until we meet