Service provision in disaster preparation, response, and recovery for individuals with predisaster mental illness.

@article{Tharp2012ServicePI,
  title={Service provision in disaster preparation, response, and recovery for individuals with predisaster mental illness.},
  author={Andra L Teten Tharp and Joseph I Constans and Rob Yin and Greer Sullivan and Jennifer Vasterling and Jeff Rouse and Merritt D. Schreiber and Michael King},
  journal={American journal of disaster medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={171-4}
}
Individuals with preexisting mental disorders are at increased risk for negative outcomes following a disaster and are one type of vulnerable subpopulation that requires special consideration in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. We describe evidence of the increased risk for individuals with predisaster mental illness as well as tools for field triage, the critical role of partnerships in preparedness and response, and integration of mental health as a priority in emergency… CONTINUE READING