Mental Health Distress Common Among Those Whose Homes Were Damaged During Superstorm Sandy, Study Indicates

The Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger (7/30, O’Brien) reports that research suggests that “more than a quarter of the people whose homes were damaged” during Superstorm Sandy “were plunged into some form of mental health distress that persisted two and a half years after the event.” Additionally, “14 percent reported experiencing the signs and symptoms of PTSD.”

The Asbury Park (NJ) Press (7/30) points out that “the Sandy Child and Family Health Study…is the result of face-to-face interviews with 1,000 individuals in the nine most affected counties in New Jersey, a swath that includes Monmouth and Ocean counties.”

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— “Study reveals the hidden toll on Superstorm Sandy victims,” Kathleen O’Brien, Newark Star-Ledger, July 29, 2015.

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