Behavioral Health Tips for Responders: Maintaining Calm at a POD

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Receiving treatment at a point of dispensing (POD) will be an anxiety producing event for many people. Physical site conditions such as long lines, crowded areas, increased noise, perceived lack of personal safety, and limited access to necessities such as water, restrooms, or seating can increase distress. If large numbers of the public are involved, a small but significant percentage of individuals will have pre-existing behavioral health issues that make it difficult to remain calm. Download the tip sheet to learn more.