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Repost from APA District Branch

New York County Psychiatric Society A District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association Puerto Rico Relief Efforts  The New York County Psychiatric Society sends condolences to all those affected by the Las Vegas shooting as well as the recent hurricanes that have affected so many people throughout the southern states and the Caribbean. Our thoughts […]

Las Vegas tragedy

We stand in solidarity with those affected by the tragic and heinous assault in Las Vegas. We are in contact with local disaster mental health officials to provide support and resources as the response continues to develop. We are heartbroken and looking for ways to help – if your community has been directly touched by […]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – updates and resources

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. Clinical Resources: https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/harvey-irma-hurricanes-aug-sept-2017 Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress http://disasterpsych.org/what/education DPO training materials Donations: American Red Cross, learn more about health care volunteer opportunities with ARC (https://www.redcross.org/); […]

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 […]