Findings from the RISK Project suggest that post-traumatic growth (PTG) was evident in five different key areas for most of the low-income survivors that participated in the study. Read more
It’s the flip side: the deep psychological health that emerges surprisingly often when people have a close brush with a disaster like Hurricane Florence. Read more
By William Wan ,Lena H. Sun and Carolyn Y. Johnson
In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Science Magazine, February 27, 2018
‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms
Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system.
Rhodes recently spoke with Health about her research on Hurricane Katrina survivors, and about the field of post-traumatic grief in general. Here’s how she thinks it can inform our response to natural disasters and the support we provide to victims, as well as what survivors can do to increase their likelihood of recovery and resilience.
Mental health worsened in the disaster’s aftermath, but survivors also showed resilience. Read more