Each person reacts to stressful situations differently. There is some research to suggest that those with schizophrenia may have higher avoidance symptoms and report lower ability around coping, self-esteem, and social support than the general population (see References 1, 2). Higher avoidance may be associated with later higher levels of stress. There is also some evidence that those with schizophrenia may not report their physical health symptoms as easily as the general population (see Reference 3), so extra care should be taken in assessing for symptoms of all illnesses. Thus taking care to check physical health and addressing both immediate and longer term symptoms related to disasters is critical.