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Strategies for Delivering Mental Health Services in Response to Global Climate Change

Lawrence Palinkas, Meaghan O’Donnell, Winnie Lau, Marleen Wong

MDPI AG

Abstract

This review examines from a services perspective strategies for preparedness and response to mental health impacts of three types of climate-related events: 1) acute climate-related events such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires, 2) sub-acute or long-term changes in the environment such as drought and heat stress; and 3) the existential threat of long-lasting changes, including higher temperatures, rising sea levels and a permanently altered and potentially uninhabitable physical environment. Strategies for acute events include development and implementation of guidelines and interventions for monitoring and treating adverse mental health outcomes and strengthening individual and community ..

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