New Mental Health Resources for the Gulf Oil Spill
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has posted two new mental health resources on its website for coping with the Gulf Oil Spill.
Dr. Farris Tuma, Chief of the NIMH Traumatic Stress Research Program, addresses mental health challenges facing residents and health care providers in the wake of the Gulf Oil Spill in this 4.5 minute video: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/media/video/speaking-of-science/tuma-oil-spill.shtml
In addition, a fact sheet was created on how to cope with ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Gulf oil spill, called Coping with Continued Stress: The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/coping-with-continued-stress/index.shtml
Other publications from NIMH on Coping with Traumatic Events can be found at http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/trauma-listing.shtml