Hurricane Sandy and the Perceived Psychological Stress of New York Residents
In October 2013, the Nassau County Department of Human Services in partnership with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Care System, was pleased to announce a $600,398 grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This project will run through September 30, 2015, and aims to survey 500 men and women over the age of 18 in order to understand the psychological health impact of Hurricane Sandy in an effort to properly inform current intervention and future emergency preparedness efforts. Participants from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Richmond (i.e., Staten Island) Counties are evaluated using several brief self-report questionnaires that query demographics, mental health symptoms, substance use, and mental health history and hurricane exposure.
Please use the following link to find sites where you may participate in the survey, or find early data analysis from completed surveys.