Preparing for natural disasters

Australian Psychological Society, Australia

As well as having information on physical and practical preparation, it is very helpful for people to know how to prepare psychologically before a natural disaster and how to cope emotionally during or after a disaster. Knowing ahead of time how a disaster situation might be experienced can help to lower people’s anxiety levels and overall psychological responses. This information sheet outlines the importance of being psychologically prepared and provides some steps to take for psychological preparation when a natural disaster is threatening.

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