Friday, December 07, 2007

Mental Issues Afflict Thousands of Children Displaced by Katrina

Years after the nation watched in horror as thousands of people of all races struggled to deal with the after-effects of the coastal flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, the New York Times reported in Friday's paper that thousands of children who's families were uprooted and forced to move, are experiencing a range of mental and physical symptoms linked to the traumatic post-hurricane experiences.

From depression, behavioral changes, rashes and poor performance in school to suicide, the US Government's failure typified by FEMA's response in the day's immediately following the flooding is still claiming victims to this day.

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