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Japanese deal with post-quake issues

06-16-2011 16:04 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Three months after the March 11 earthquake, people in Japan are slowly restoring order to their lives. But psychological issues are beginning to surface.

A small concert has been held at a sanctuary in Iwate County. Quake survivors are finally opening up to talk about emotions suppressed for the past three months. A mental health worker says more focus should be put on emotional well-being as time moves on. More and more survivors are slipping into depression and alcoholism. Some have even tried to take their own lives. The Japanese government has set up suicide hotlines and called for continued care for the victims.

Three months after the March 11 earthquake, people in Japan are slowly restoring order to their lives. But psychological issues are beginning to surface.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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