Researchers from Texas A&M University conducted a survey of people who have experienced some type of disaster such as hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, etc., to find out how their mental health was affected. In general, regardless of race, gender or age, the affectation to mental health is severe.
The results led the researches to invite the different departments dealing with disasters and mental health professionals to develop resilience among those involved as a fundamental part of personally overcoming of this situation.
“This increase could be attributed to individuals developing more resiliency or coping skills with age.”
Erin Blakemore | The Washington Post