Disaster – Mental Health


  • Disaster Occurs.
  • Rescue or Heroic Phase: People watch out for, protect, even risk own safety to save strangers.
  • Remedy or Honeymoon Phase: People initially pitch in and collaborate for the collective good.
  • Inventory Phase: External resources begin to come online—people watch what goes where.
  • Disillusionment Phase: Resource allocation often seen as too little too late, poorly distributed.
  • Reconstruction and Recovery Phase: People move beyond self interests and start to rebuild.