“Post-Katrina Stress Disorder: Climate Change and Mental Health”


Writing for Truth-Out, hurricane Katrina survivor G. Maris Jones writes: “To adapt to a changing climate, survivors of these catastrophes – especially those in marginalized, low-income communities – need long-term physical and mental health services.” She adds a concurrent call to “assume our responsibility to make positive change through action on climate change.”

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  1. Here we go – instead of trying to stop the climate change we will be talking about psych help for surviviours. How about addressing their economic, educational, hosuing etc. needs?
    Democracy Now! had a great broadcast yesterday and today about the post-Katrina New Orleans and what an awful example of shock doctrine that is. But I’m sure “mental health” services are a priority.