Impact of global and national crises on people with severe mental illness
Department of Psychiatry
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
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.
Trauma, pandemic, in-patient treatment, out-patient treatment, severe mental illness, COVID-19
DOI of Published Version
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
Abi Zeid Daou M, Halbreich U, Geller JL. (2020). Impact of global and national crises on people with severe mental illness. University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2020.87. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/1865