While the disastrous loss of life, homes, and livelihoods has left many
survivors in South Asia grieving and destitute in the months following the
December tsunami, the psychological impact will last for many years to come.
Organizations from around the globe have sent mental health experts and volunteers
to provide psychosocial health services for individuals dealing with emotional
trauma in the wake of the tsunami, although the road to recovery remains uncertain.
Hampton T. Mental Trauma Lingers in Tsunami’s Wake. JAMA. 2005;293(6):663-664. doi:10.1001/jama.293.6.663