Post-Harvey survey shows that mental health problems are pervasive

Researchers have known for decades that natural disasters contribute to mental health problems long after the disaster has initially passed. According to the initial findings of recent online survey, Hurricane Harvey is proving to be no exception. MMHPI’s Dr. Seema Shah and Texas Children’s Hospital’s Julie Kaplow, PhD, discuss the storm’s impact on mental health, particularly on children, and the critical steps Texas has taken to help them in a Texas Tribune Op-Ed.