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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDM) has announced that it will fund a program to enhance capacity for mental health and psychological support in disaster management in the Caribbean.

CDB Director of Projects Daniel Best said it is critical that a community’s response to any disaster includes a targeted psychosocial support and mental health component to rebuild individual and social resilience.

Best said, “we have witnessed first-hand how feelings of anxiety and distress can result from the inability to tolerate and withstand environmental and social threats and lead to behaviors, including substance abuse, child and spouse abuse and gender-based violence.”

This, he noted, can potentially have a long term…

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