Responding to the mental health and psychosocial needs of the people of Sri Lanka in disasters.

@article{Mahoney2006RespondingTT,
  title={Responding to the mental health and psychosocial needs of the people of Sri Lanka in disasters.},
  author={John P Mahoney and Vijay Chandra and Harrischandra Gambheera and Terrence De Silva and Thirupathy Suveendran},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={593-7}
}
This paper describes the mental health and psychosocial response to the Boxing Day tsunami in Sri Lanka. The need to deal with the immediate psychological distress of survivors and provide psychosocial support after the tsunami was recognized early by the President of Sri Lanka and advisory group set up. In conjunction with the WHO regional office and local representatives, a National Plan of action for management and delivery of psychosocial and mental health care needs was set up. Advice was… CONTINUE READING