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Emergency Preparedness

Trauma resulting from emergency situations, such as acts of terrorism or natural disasters, affects us all, directly or indirectly, and can be devastating, according to the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care. It is essential that the behavioral healthcare system is able to aggressively respond to the immediate and long-term behavioral health care needs of those adversely affected by trauma. OhioMHAS collaborates with many partners to develop strategies to meet the behavioral health care needs of Ohioans - during emergencies or after traumatic experiences.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's annual campaign is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, recover from and rebuild from any major incident or emergency, including a man made or natural disaster, pandemic or extended power outage.