Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness

Topic: 
Mental Health
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
3.5 hours
Level: 
Introductory
University: 
University of North Carolina
PERLC: 
University of North Carolina PERLC
Bundles: 
Mental Health in Public Health Emergencies

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Description: 

This training is designed to help professionals and volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what behaviors can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe psychosocial consequences of natural disasters and terrorist events
  • Be aware of mental health effects of disasters, including anxiety, stress, substance abuse, and resilience
  • Recognize behaviors that can assist survivors immediately following disasters
  • Identify additional resources and create an action plan for further study (optional)
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness