Counseling help

December 17, 1991|By From staff reports

Free mental health counseling in the aftermath of natural disasters will be available as the result of a new agreement between the American Red Cross, American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association.

Psychologists of the Maryland group will be on call to assist Red Cross relief operations when disasters are declared.

"We recognize that a crucial aspect of disaster relief, beyond providing food and shelter, is helping victims and survivors cope with their losses through compassionate mental health counseling," said Elizabeth H. Dole, Red Cross president, in announcing the agreement.

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