The Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) seeks to address the diversity of disaster mental health demands in the region, state, nation, and the global community so that all those impacted by disaster and trauma have access to the mental health support they need. To accomplish this goal, IDMH provides leadership to advance the field of disaster mental health and trauma response through training, research, consultation, and service.  IDMH works to establish and disseminate best practices in order to ensure that all disaster mental health services are evidence-supported and culturally sensitive.


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Institute for Disaster Mental Health, Science Hall 148

1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2440

Phone: (845) 257-3477

Email: idmh@newpaltz.edu


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IDMH Web-Based Training Series

Coping with Loss and Grief

Dr. Karla Vermeulen, Deputy Director, Insititute for Disaster Mental Health

Wednesday Novemeber 18, 10:00AM-11:00AM EST

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused losses for everyone in different ways: Loss of jobs, of routines, of irreplaceable experiences, of loved ones, of our sense of safety and control. It can be difficult to know how to cope with this spectrum of losses. This webinar will address the variety of losses people have experienced throughout the pandemic and as we start to return to more typical activities in a changed environment and ways to cope compassionately with our own and others’ grief.