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Hurricane Sandy, Volunteers Needed

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 […]

Dr. Craig Katz blogs from Japan

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 […]

DPO Collaborates with Japanese Mental Health Network

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 […]