Supporting mental health recovery in the community after a disaster
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This booklet is to help support mental health recovery in the community after a disaster & provide tips
Visit the Low recovery information for Country SA page to find help for people experiencing a normal stress and grief response who may benefit from short-term support to help get things back on track. Some examples:
Visit the Moderate recovery information for country SA page to find help for people with significant (non-crisis) mental health concerns who may need medium to longer-term support. Some examples:
Visit the High recovery information for country SA page to find help for people with severe, longer-term mental health concerns or those who need immediate support. Some examples:
These are just a few examples of signs you can look out for in yourself and others.
It is common for people to experience a range of different responses to a disaster. Some signs that a person may need support are obvious and some signs are less obvious. Signs might be verbal, emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioural.
Read more about what to look out for on the Recovery page.