Paying attention to mental health during wildfire recovery
April 27, 2018
After losing so much, families affected by the wildfires sweeping across western Oklahoma may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed, which raises the need to pay attention to potential mental health concerns.
“We know from previous natural disasters, including last year’s wildfire season, that there’s a need for mental health awareness and support right now for affected families,” said Matt Brosi, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension marriage and family specialist.
Mental Health First Aid USA recommends a short mental health assessment with the acronym ALGEE, which stands fo...