Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tropical Depression

Rain on Window, Caribbean Sea 2007 from the series CRUISE
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Before the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast was a place of abundant shrimping, tourist-filled beaches and a happy if humble lifestyle. Now, it's home to depression, worry and sadness for many.

A Gallup survey released Tuesday of almost 2,600 coastal residents showed that depression cases are up more than 25 percent since an explosion killed 11 people and unleashed a three-month gusher of crude into the Gulf in April that ruined many livelihoods. The conclusions were consistent with trends seen in smaller studies and witnessed by mental health workers.*

* Gallup: Depression up 25 percent on Gulf after oil

  • Associated Press writer
  • Published: Sep 28, 2010
  • www.2theadvocate.com/news/103946994.html


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