Puerto Rico Se Levanta (“Puerto Rico Rises”): From Denial and Passivity to Action and Hope

Dr. Caban-Aleman, an early member of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance, presents an overview of the recovery process after a major disaster in a community and an update on Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria (click here for the article in the Psychiatric Times). She and others were recently published in the comments section of The Lancet Psychiatry [Espinel Z, Galea S, Kossin JP, Caban-Aleman C, Shultz JM. Lancet Psychiatry 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.] outlining the impacts of the increasing severity of Atlantic hurricanes and “the multiple pathways through which hurricanes produce increasingly harmful mental health consequences for storm-affected communities in the era of climate change”.

Robin Cooper