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dc.contributor.authorKc, Alisha
dc.contributor.authorGan, Connie Cai Ru
dc.contributor.authorDwirahmadi, Febi
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T03:05:34Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T03:05:34Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16162964
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389709
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes in 2015 that disrupted its socio-economic system and shattered many lives, resulting in increased mental health issues during the post-earthquake phase. Disasters can have severe mental health impacts on the affected population, making it necessary to enhance resilience within communities and to help them to adapt well in the face of adversities. From these earthquakes, this study looks to identify measures needed to develop community mental resilience for disaster preparedness in Nepal. Method: We conducted this research using the qualitative case study method and thematic analysis (TA). Result: Several activities were carried out by organizations to support the psycho-social aspects of communities, but were challenged by existing barriers. After considering the present context, this study presents five recommendations for mental resilience and also suggests the utilization of existing resources, such as faith-based organizations and teachers in the communities. Despite the considerable impact, communities demonstrate their own resilience, to some extent, through the culture of sharing and helping each other. Conclusions: A firm commitment is required from the government to enhance resilience by mainstreaming mental health in all areas of disaster management and planning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofissue16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial and Cultural Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsNepal
dc.subject.keywordsbarriers
dc.subject.keywordsdisaster
dc.subject.keywordsearthquake
dc.subject.keywordsmental health
dc.titleBreaking Through Barriers and Building Disaster Mental Resilience: A Case Study in the Aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKc, A; Gan, CCR; Dwirahmadi, F, Breaking Through Barriers and Building Disaster Mental Resilience: A Case Study in the Aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (16)
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-14
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-12-12T03:03:46Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 by the Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorGan, Connie
gro.griffith.authorDwirahmadi, Febi
gro.griffith.authorKC, Alisha


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