Kelly and Michele O'Donnell

Job role: 
Consulting Psychologists
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Kelly and Michele's emphases as consulting psychologists are: personnel development for humanitarian/mission/develoment staff, humanitarian  psychology/mhpss, global mental health, and pro-inteegrity/anti-corruption efforts across sectors. These emphases lie within the framework of "global integration"--how we leverage (integratre) our skills, values, and character strengths on behalf of the major issues facing our world.

GMH-Map website:
https://sites.google.com/site/gmhmap/

Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Setting: 
Community
Specialist care
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Switzerland

My contributions

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Helping the Helpers: 50 Resources for Humanitarian Workers

50 resources for wellbeing and effectiveness in the humanitarian sector.
Page type: 
Health promotion
Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Global Mental Health - What's Up?

In this great overview of the recent developments and directions of the field, authors' Kelly O'Donnell, Julian Eaton and Michele Lewis O'Donnel highlight several recent markers over the past year that collectively reflected crucial movement and action for global mental health. This article is the latest in an ongoing series of articles to orient a diverse audience of interested readers in mental health, and across sectors to the field of global mental health.
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Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma

Cumulative, traumatic stress from war zones to nuclear catastrophes can affect humanitarian relief staff more than it is talked about. Kelly O'Donnell, a psychologist with 30 years of experience in the aid and humanitarian sectors, tackles how cumulative stress can affect one's functioning in these settings and what one can do to combat burnout.