First person. A mental health mission to post-earthquake el salvador.

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In this article the author excerpts and discusses salient quotes or moments from the journal he compiled while visiting El Salvador in February 2001 as head of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) to assist survivors of a major earthquake. This case discussion of a single disaster mental health response exemplifies key issues related to both short and long term mental health service delivery to disaster affected communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-319
Number of pages11
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Disaster psychiatry
  • El Salvador earthquake
  • Post-disaster outreach


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