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- Published: Friday, Sept. 1, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – During Suicide Prevention Month, University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch reminds Missouri farmers and their families that MU Extension has resources for farmers and ranchers.Suicide Prevention ...
- Published: Monday, May 15, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The theme of 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month is “Look Around, Look Within,” says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch.Surroundings affect mental health, says Funkenbusch, who works ...
- Published: Friday, March 19, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The busy time of the year is upon us – prom, graduation, spring sports and end-of-school banquets. This flurry of activities can bring stress, especially in rural communities, where these activities may coincide with spring ...
- Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – For many, the peace and quiet of country living is the American dream. But that dream can turn to a nightmare for those who become isolated and disconnected from their communities, says University of Missouri Extension safety and ...
A catastrophe such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or violent acts is frightening to children and adults alike. Talking about the event with children can decrease their fear.
A web-based library of resources and information on disaster preparedness for culturally diverse communities and other at-risk populations. Credit: The National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
American Academy of Pediatrics information on personal care following a disaster.
American Red Cross information on emotional health and resources for positive actions following disasters.
A handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA) that provides parents with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to your infants or toddlers. (National Child ...