12 May 2013

Interesting article on people attempting to help in disaster zones

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‘The idea that rescuers can arrive in disaster areas and prevent mental illness in a single meeting is an attractive fantasy but often serves the needs of relief workers and their image more than disaster-affected communities.’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/may/12/natural-disasters-healing-psychology-worse

There are lots of pitfalls in trying to help. Talking is less helpful than we think it seems.

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