Mental health challenges and experiences in displaced populations following Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey: The need for more comprehensive interventions in temporary shelters

Emanuela Taioli, Stephanie Tuminello, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Kristin Bevilacqua, Samantha Schneider, Maria Guzman, Samantha Kerath, Rebecca M. Schwartz

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Abstract

Hurricane exposure can have a profound impact on mental health, leading to increased symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder that are still present years after the storm. Those displaced following a hurricane are particularly vulnerable to adverse mental health outcomes, especially if displaced to temporary shelters. The current work highlights the experiences and mental health challenges of displaced populations following Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey, as well as describing barriers to conducting research in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the need for more comprehensive interventions in these vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume72
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • disaster relief
  • environmental epidemiology
  • mental health

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