Hospital Preparedness

Behavioral Health

During an emergency/crisis event, there are psychological casualties as well as physical ones. Hospitals in a community experiencing such an event must be prepared to address and manage the accompanying behavioral health impact on patients, families, staff and the community as a whole in coordination with addressing patient’s medical needs.

The following is a list of helpful resources related to planning for and managing behavioral health concerns during disasters and emergencies. To submit resources for inclusion on this page, please email

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