Psychiatrist to discuss mental affects of tornadoes on victims and volunteers | Health
UNION TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Tornadoes spun a path across Clermont County, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky in March, leaving destruction in their wake, and not just physical destruction. The Clermont County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a discussion about trauma issues related to disasters.
Dr. Nelson Rodriguez, Staff Psychiatrist Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, specializes in recognizing and treating those that have been part of a natural disaster. He will discuss issues surrounding complex emergencies and how these emergencies affect people and communities. He will discuss how people and communities react to disaster, signs and symptoms of PTSD, and how to help.
If you volunteer to help those affected by the tornado, there is a discussion on Mental Health first aid for both the victim and the care provider. Hopefully, there will not be another disaster in our area, but in order to be ready, Dr. Rodriguez will also discuss how a volunteer or care provider can prepare themselves for dealing with disaster-related trauma.
The meeting is Monday, May 21, 2012 , 7:30 p.m., at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A (lower level), 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245. It is open to everyone.
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