Also amongst the survivors of hurricane Katrina, this partly natural, partly social and political disaster.
From ScienceDaily in the USA:
Katrina Victims Increasingly Depressed, Traumatized, And Suicidal As Relief Efforts Drag On
ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2007) — According to the most comprehensive survey of people affected by Hurricane Katrina, results of which are being presented today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, the percentage of pre-hurricane residents of the affected areas in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi who have mental disorders has increased significantly compared to the situation five to eight months after the hurricane. These findings counter a more typical pattern from previous disasters where prevalence of mental disorders decreases as time passes.
These and other survey results come from follow-up interviews with the Hurricane Community Advisory Group, a statistically representative sample of hurricane survivors assembled to provide information in a series of ongoing tracking surveys about the pace of recovery efforts and the mental health effects of these efforts on hurricane survivors.
Understandable, if, after Katrina, one has to live in a toxic trailer provided by the Bush administration. “You’re doing a heck of a job“, George W. Bush … NOT!
New Orleans police attack residents protesting public housing demolition: here.
A Tale of God’s Will (a Requiem for Katrina) (Blue Note), music by Terence Blanchard: here.
Study Highlights Economic and Health Disparities Faced by Women after Katrina: here.
Doctors fear tens of thousands of people, especially children, who lived in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina could have lifelong health problems due to high levels of formaldehyde; see video here.
Poems for New Orleans: here.