Suicidal Tendencies Decrease Amongst Katrina Survivors

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"We found an extraordinarily high proportion of our sample who said that despite the understandable sadness with all they lost and the understandable anxieties about the future ... that they felt closer to their loved ones, they felt connected to the community in a way they didn't before," he said. "They felt much more religious, they felt that they had a purpose in their life and a meaning," he said, noting that 88.5 percent of the survivors in the survey said Katrina had helped them develop a deeper sense of meaning or purpose in life.

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Nightfighter said…
News like this makes you wonder if tragedy doesn't somehow act as a wake up call to man and assist in expanding his spirit as opposed to diminishing it.