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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Dear all, Due to unprecedented scale and geographic spread of the impact we encourage all to work with local response organizations to assist those in most need. We also recommend to donate to American Red Cross, learn more about health care volunteer opportunities with ARC (https://www.redcross.org/); American Psychiatric Association and its APA Foundation Relief Fund (http://www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org/)as […]

Standing together

In the face of developing news about the Manchester attack, we stand with all victims of senseless violence in England, and around the world. As loved ones are laid to rest and the injured recover – we must express thanks to uniformed personnel, volunteers and humanitarian workers responding to events such as these – from […]

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach and the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

DPO seeks to work within the IASC Guidelines for MHPSS. The Inter Agency Standing Committee was established in 1992 by the United Nations and major NGOs and other organizations to ensure coordination of response and resources during disasters in order to optimize MHPSS response by facilitating collaboration and providing a consensus and evidence-based set of […]

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 […]