Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Stay Tuned for Information on Mental Health

Get Inside Icon
Stay Inside Icon
Stay Tuned Icon
  • Any emergency, including those involving radiation, can cause emotional and psychological distress.
    • Radiation is a complex topic, and it is unfamiliar to many people, which can make the psychological effects of a radiation disaster stronger.
  • Monitoring and treating mental and physical symptoms during a radiation emergency is important for short- and long-term mental health.
    • One of the most significant aspects of major radiation emergencies is the potential for long-term effect on people and the environment.
    • The long-term recovery process after a radiation emergency can lead to increased emotional and psychological distress.
    • Click here for more information on coping with disasters.

Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Contact Us: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO