This ‘Hidden Aftershocks’ report is based on findings of an assessment of mental health and psychosocial issues conducted 18-24 months after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. There is little evidence-based research about the prevalence of these issues after major disasters in general, and for the Nepal post-earthquake context in particular. This mixed methods study therefore makes a significant contribution to understanding MHPS needs in disaster recovery. The report includes comparisons to symptom rates found in a similar study four months after the Nepal earthquake, as well as rates in post-earthquake Haiti and Japan, and it disaggregates data to compare prevalence in population sub-groups. Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal conducted this research with the support of the American Red Cross. The assessment was carried out in areas where the Nepal Red Cross Society was carrying out earthquake recovery work with the support of the American Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross.
Publication date: 12/02/2018
Document status: Final