Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community's Public Health, Medical, and Social Services, Board on Health Sciences Policy, and Institute of Medicine. (2015). Chapter 7: Behavioral Health. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery.
The authors of this chapter present an overview of the relationship between behavioral health, resilience, and healthy communities; highlights strategies for mitigating negative behavioral health effects in disaster survivors; lists some gaps in addressing disaster-related behavioral health needs; and discusses opportunities for bolstering the behavioral health sector and improving integration with other sectors.