Category: PTSD in children after natural disaster

  • Long Term Effects of a Disaster

    Long Term Effects of a Disaster

    The long term effects of a natural disaster can range from coping with the loss of loved ones to dealing with emotional trauma such as depression and PTSD. Studies have shown an increase in stress, mental illness and increased suicide risk among individuals who have lived through a natural disaster. Particularly for children, traumatic events […]

  • Immediate Needs Following a Disaster

    Immediate Needs Following a Disaster

    Children and the elderly are the two groups most at risk following a natural disaster as they experience more trauma than other age groups. Children in particular internalize the fear from a natural disaster very deeply, which can result in nightmares, flashbacks and trouble behaving in school. Symptoms such as these should be closely monitored […]