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Coping with Disasters: Health Information Guide

Overview

 

Information by Topic Area

The searches below find resources from two National Library of Medicine databases:

  • Disaster Lit®: links to disaster medicine and public health documents for a professional audience, available on the internet at no cost. Includes expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and more.
  • PubMed: more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Click on the searches below, or go directly to the databases and develop your own searches.

Coping with Disasters - General

For Emergency Responders, Heathcare Workers, Journalists, and Volunteers

For Professionals, Teachers, Parents and Others Working with Children

Key Organizations

 

 

Mental Health and Emotional Response to Traumatic Events

 

 

Intervention and Treatment

 

 

Substance Abuse Issues

 

 

Pre-Existing Behavioral Health and Mental Health Conditions

 

 

For Emergency Responders, Healthcare Workers, Journalists, and Volunteers

Emergency Responders

Heathcare Workers

Journalists

Disaster Relief Workers and Volunteers

Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Groups

 

 

For Professionals, Teachers, Parents, and Others Working with Children

 

 

Apps and Widgets

 

 

Training Courses and Instructional Materials

 

 

Multilingual Resources

Chinese

  • Listen, Protect and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Children and Parents (PDF, 527 KB)
    National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
  • Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2nd Edition (PDF, 4.1 MB)
    National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs / National Child Traumatic Stress Network, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Japanese

Spanish

 

Resources for the General Public

MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine has health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters. MedlinePlus resources are also available in Spanish

 

Featured Sites


Disaster Distress Helpline
Phone: 1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services