Traumatic Stress and Suicide After Disasters
Supplemental Research Bulletin
Disasters can be stressful, and signs and symptoms of behavioral health disorders are common in the weeks and months that follow. But what effects, if any, do disasters have on suicidality?
This issue highlights recent research on disasters and their relationship to traumatic stress, suicide rates, and suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. It examines how rates of suicide, and suicidal thinking and behaviors, have changed—or not—following disasters both natural and human caused. The bulletin covers post-disaster traumatic stress and related conditions.
In addition, it reviews evidence on populations that may be most (or least) at risk for traumatic stress and suicide after disasters. This issue features some findings that may surprise you, as well as more evidence of the resilience of individuals and communities as they rise to the challenges disasters involve.
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