Mental health another casualty of changing climate

Source(s): Inter Press Service International Association

Extreme loss and survivor guilt after the Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) disaster have led to depression in at least one in 10 people in Tacloban City, write Jed Alegado and Angeli Guadalupe in an opinion piece on IPS News. But two years after the disaster, some survivors remain unaware of available mental health services.

According to the article, as climate change brings more frequent and devastating natural disasters, we are likely to see rates of mental disorders double as often happens in emergencies such as natural disasters. Hence, attention to mental health should be doubled as well, especially in countries highly vulnerable to disasters such as the Philippines.


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