We are deeply saddened by the unfathomable losses and terrible events in Paris. We stand in solidarity and ready to offer assistance in any way. For more information on how we serve, please check out our website. To contact us directly, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-727-0923.
Here some updates regarding our Nepal response. We are swiftly moving to meeting our financial goals and now have all the necessary funding for the first team to be leaving at the end of May ($10,000 for the Needs Assessment mission, and we are already half way to fund the second team planned for 3 months […]
We are responding to the Nepal earthquake and we need your support to implement our Mission. Our current fundraising goal of $30,000 will allow three teams to implement our proven strategies of needs assessment, care, training and support on the ground. All funds will be used to provide both short and long term care strategies. Please donate. Every […]
June 21, 2014 6–9 pm Kalayaan Freedom Hall at the Philippine Consulate General 556 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10036 Disaster Psychiatry Outreach is a well established disaster mental health relief organization. Our mission is to alleviate suffering in the aftermath of disaster through the expertise and good will of psychiatrists. To fulfill this mission, DPO responds to […]
We have been actively deployed and are coordinating with The American Red Cross to respond to the Metro North Railroad Derailment. If you or someone you know has been affected and needs immediate assistance, The Disaster Distress Helpline has counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support and counseling. Call […]
Psychiatrists Work Around the Clock to Help Sandy’s Victims – Read Medscape Article featuring Dr. Grant Brenner and Dr. Sander Koyfman speaking to the issues of the mental health aspects of the disaster response.
DPO held a free training session for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who wish to volunteer to assist victims of superstorm Sandy on Saturday, November 10, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the William Alanson White Institute. Thank you to all volunteers that attended and those who chose to support us by donating […]
DPO Appeal for Mental Health Volunteers Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) is seeking volunteers to participate in the Hurricane Sandy mental health relief efforts. We are coordinating with Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations actively engaged in this response. To become an “active” volunteer on behalf of the […]
In January, DPO board member Craig Katz, M.D., travelled to Japan to give a lecture on disaster psychiatry to an international audience at Fukushima Medical University. The University is ain the same prefecture as the nuclear reactor that caused the crisis that followed last year’s tsunami. The symposium focused on lessons learned in dealing with […]
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan, DPO worked with the New York Japanese Mental Health Network to provide on-line training materials for mental health professionals in Japan. In the first month alone, the training website received 1,300 hits. As a follow-up, a delegation of Japanese psychiatrists and mental health professionals […]