Behavioral Health Response to Disasters by Julie Framingham, Martell L. Teasley

By Julie Framingham, Martell L. Teasley

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Similar historical representations of racial harmony in the response to disaster events are countered by accounts of forced labor and selective punishment. Green (1900, 177) reports the following: Galveston shall be rebuilt. Galveston shall be the greatest of towns. Hurrah for Galveston! Thus they talked and went about the work of throwing up breastworks against disease by cleaning the town. Thousands of people, negroes as well as whites, went about the work of burning the dead and cleaning away the debris.

Keep it and find for me, if you can, my album. ” (Johnson 1889, 112) To stand clear-headed and observant while the world seems on the edge of utter ruin, one must be either a very great or a very depraved soul. Nero fiddled while Rome was burning. It was the crowning act of the world’s supreme pessimist. But the San Francisco earthquake discovered men and women actuated by the most sublime motives, who not only looked with cool judgment upon “the wreck of matter and the crash of worlds” but went down into the seething furnace and remained on duty there in order that 10 Behavioral Health Response to Disasters the world might know something of what was taking place in that ruined and burning city.

Findings from postdisaster research, including the attack on September 11, 2001, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2006, illustrate higher substance use among adults who were displaced from their homes and communities. Anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder are among associated mental health challenges. Those most at risk for substance abuse in the postdisaster environment are former users who are in recovery, survivors experiencing disaster-related mental health symptoms, first responders, and adolescents.

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