University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Impact of global and national crises on people with severe mental illness

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2020-12-16

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

As experts in disaster mental health push to reframe disaster response as a preventive medicine rather than its actual state of acute management, various factors should be considered. Although a whole population may be victim to the effects of disasters, particularly vulnerable are those with severe mental illness. Therefore, efforts geared to bolster trauma response should centre on these individuals, starting at a community level and reaching organisational and governmental endeavours and funding.

Keywords

Trauma, pandemic, in-patient treatment, out-patient treatment, severe mental illness, COVID-19

DOI of Published Version

10.1192/bja.2020.87

Source

Abi Zeid Daou, M., Halbreich, U., & Geller, J. (2020). Impact of global and national crises on people with severe mental illness. BJPsych Advances, 1-3. doi:10.1192/bja.2020.87. Link to article on publisher's website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

BJPsych Advances

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