Simulation Exercise Explosion in Bobsville
Disasters and Mental Health Discussion Questions:
Disasters and emergencies are stressful for many people including survivors, families, rescue workers, communities, etc. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2017), “When people experience a disaster, they may experience a variety of reactions, many of which are natural responses to difficult situations.”
Considering the Simulation Exercise Explosion in Bobsville, please answer the following questions:
- What could be the potential psychological consequences of this traumatic event for Bobsville and General County residents?
- What are the potential planning interventions that public health, hospitals, and elected leaders should be looking at to support the mental health needs of the citizens?
- Are there any particular concerns or immediate issues related to children’s mental health in this disaster situation?
- Are there any particular concerns or immediate issues related to first responders mental health in this disaster situation?