Mental Health Needs and Concerns During Floods


  • Jithin Thomas Parel
  • G. Balamurugan



Mental health needs, Floods, Mental health concerns, PTSD.


Natural Disasters can happen at any place irrespective of the developed, developing or the least developed
status of a country. It can cause massive destruction to the lives and livelihoods of large population and
hence, to the national economies. It is experienced that the least developed and developing countries are
impacted more severely by large scale natural disasters especially the flood. A number of studies have
shown a range of symptoms resulting from exposure to natural disasters such as flooding. Among these
consequences, individuals may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression
and anxiety. The aim of this article was to examine the psychological impact of flooding.

Author Biographies

Jithin Thomas Parel

Lecturer, College of Nursing, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), D1 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

G. Balamurugan

Registrar (Administration) and HOD Psychiatric Nursing at Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education and
Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India