Natural disasters, climate change and mental health considerations for rural Australia

Morrissey, Shirley A. and Reser, Joseph P. (2007) Natural disasters, climate change and mental health considerations for rural Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 2: 120-125. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00865.x


Author Morrissey, Shirley A.
Reser, Joseph P.
Title Natural disasters, climate change and mental health considerations for rural Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Rural Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-5282
1440-1584
Publication date 2007-04-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00865.x
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 120
End page 125
Total pages 6
Place of publication Carlton South, Vic
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract This paper addresses a very salient feature of rural life and landscapes in Australia, natural disasters, and offers a psychological perspective on individual and community perceptions, responses, preparedness and planning. The convergent perspective offered reflects research and practice findings and insights from social and environmental psychology, as well as clinical, health and community psychology. The objective is to briefly characterise how these psychological approaches frame the psychological and social reality of these threats and events, and to canvas what insights and evidence-based best practice psychology have to offer allied professionals and paraprofessionals, and rural communities, as they experience and come to terms with the vagaries and extremes of the Australian environment.
Keyword anxiety management
disaster mental health
natural disaster
psychological preparedness
rural mental health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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