| Published: March 29, 2020

Disaster and mental well-being: an understanding

Pradeep Kumar

Ph.D, M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work, Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, State Institute of Mental Health, Pt. BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Himanshi Singh

M.Phil Clinical Psychology Trainee (final Year), Dept. of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nazli

Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disability, Sec-31 Chandigarh, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.061/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.061


Disasters are not uncommon events. No two disasters are exactly alike, but certain characteristics tend to be associated with specific reactions among survivors. India has been quickly urbanizing. Its condition of wellbeing, prosperity, and foundation limit are in a time of change and with the pace an understanding of disaster mental health is necessary which depends on the standards of ‘preventive medicine. Pervasiveness of psychological wellness issues is seen as higher by a few times than that of the all-inclusive community. Alongside the diagnosable mental issue, influenced network likewise harbors enormous number of sub-syndromal manifestations. Larger part of the intense stage responses and scatters are self-constraining, though long haul stage issue require help from emotional wellness experts. Role of mental health professionals through community organizational work with collaboration of public and government sector are important. The social media and social network therapy can also play a significant role in the rehabilitation and welfare of these people.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020