• Kyodo


The health ministry has dispatched mental health care teams to assist people left homeless by the Hiroshima landslides, making use of a new disaster program for the first time.

Disaster Psychiatric Assistance Teams (DPATs), made up of psychiatrists and nurses, were established in April 2013 after the public mental health support system was found insufficient in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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