Mental Health Recovery after a Disaster

Episode #23: Disaster response expert and Red Cross Volunteer Dr. Diane Bridgeman and wildfire survivors Sarah & Sam Clarkson join host Debra Sloss to discuss the mental health impacts of a disaster and explore how we recover and build resilience. In the immediate aftermath of our recent fires, Sam and Sarah tenderly share their experiences with emergency evacuation, losing their home, and finding a road forward. The posting for this show includes additional first-person accounts and many useful disaster resources that target mental health, preparedness and recovery.