Did You Know?

Peer support for people living with mental health problems and illnesses can help to reduce hospitalization and symptoms, offer social support, and improve quality of life (S2)

Disaster Response Network (DRN)

Lobby Day 2014

The Disaster Response Network (DRN) is a group of psychologists and psychological associates who have created a network able to provide a timely respond to the mental health impacts of all types of disasters impacting Ontarians.

Chair:
Dr. Ester Cole
Email:
ester.cole@sympatico.ca

Forum Workgroup

Information Regarding Ebola Virus

Managing Your Fears About Ebola (Consumer information from APA)

As Ebola Concerns Mount, Psychology Offers Guidance on Health-Risks Communication (This APA document is useful for media and psychologists preparing for media interview about managing anxiety about ebola)

Tip Sheets

SAMHSAHow to Cope with Sheltering in Place

This tip sheet describes reactions often associated with sheltering in place. It also suggests ways to care for oneself and one’s family during the experience and provides additional resources.

Red Cross -  Coping with Sheltering-in-Place Emergencies 

This tip sheet, similar to the one above, was previously featured in the Buzz.  The DRN program contributed to this “Be Red Cross Ready” tear sheet. 

 SAMHSATips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts people may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also suggests ways to care for behavioral health during these experiences and provides resources for more help. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Self-Care After Disasters

The period following a disaster can be very stressful for survivors and many others who have been involved. Certain steps can help people manage stress and cope with the problems they face. The link includes a downloadable pdf of useful handouts for survivors.
 

Documents

New Brunswick Association of School Psychologists Newsletter - Highlighting services and information related to children's trauma

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