Veiksmingas psichologinės pagalbos valdymas ekstremaliųjų situacijų atveju
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Emergencies disrupt the functioning of the affected population, and stress during the event can cause health problems. Although Lithuania is relatively less sensitive to threats, the number of events that can lead to emergencies is increasing. It is important to understand that the chaotic and non-specific psychological support can lead to profound damages. That is why all measures must be carefully planned. Psychological interventions have their own specificities, which should be taken into account when developing an effective system for managing mental health support in case of emergencies. Through both preventive and curative action, psychosocial support can build psychosocial resilience in the society. Therefore, effective coordination and delivery of psychosocial interventions are crucial. The problem is analysed from the perspectives of management sciences and public health sciences. After summarising the review of the literature and the results of the empirical study, the measures were highlighted which could be taken to increase the effectiveness of management of the area under consideration. It also reveals public attitudes towards such measures of psychological interventions as acceptability and funding, what is important to consider when planning effective interventions. The findings of the study are important for planning psychological interventions in a specific population with its unique cultural specificity.