Preparing Emotionally for Disasters and Emergencies

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Prepare emotionally
Disasters and emergencies impact us not only physically, but also emotionally.

They cause significant disruption and add stress to our lives. The increased stress we experience during disasters and emergencies can disrupt our routines. 

However, people are also resilient in the face of disasters and emergencies. After an emergency, more than 80 per cent of people affected will recover well without prolonged distress and without the event significantly impacting on their mental health.

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Preparing for the emotional and social impacts of disasters and emergencies