Adapting to Acute Crisis

Carla L. Storr, Melissa Azur, Judith K. Bass, Holly C. Wilcox

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on the mental health issues associated with crises that arise at the community or societal level, ranging from acts of terrorism to the impact of war on soldiers and civilians, and from the ravages of earthquakes and tornadoes to the very fear of an impending crisis itself. It discusses normal, common reactions to crises; pathologic or unhealthy reactions to crises; trauma and mental health; types of traumatic events; risk factors for mental disorders; and prevention and intervention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


  • Crises
  • Intervention
  • Mental health
  • Prevention
  • Public health
  • Risk factors
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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