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Coping with Disasters: Health Information Guide



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


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





Resources for the General Public

Health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters is available in MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. 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