Natural disaster: losses and psychological reaction of flood victims in Teresina - PI

The Natural disasters have been gaining prominence in the news worldwide. In Brazil, this situation has caused intense concern, given the serious consequences of this type of event. Attentive to the national scenery, committed socially, the psychologists argue this thematic, seeking to systematize interventions to offer emotional support to disaster victims. In Teresina, the flood of 2009 inundated several places of city, bringing damages for the neighborhoods most affected. According to this situation, this study aimed to investigate the losses experienced and the consequent psychological reactions of the flood victims, 2009. It was proposed also point the subjective mechanisms create by the community members for treatment of the crisis, of its consequences losses. The emerging contents suggest greater attention to the mental health of people affected by disasters, as well as the need for more research in the area to support the interventions in this context.

disasters; losses; psychological reactions; flood


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