• Flint Is Still Shaken by its Water Crisis-and Residents Are Experiencing Long-Term Mental-Health Issues

    2 days ago - By Time

    The Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis this summer is a troubling reminder that some American communities are still failing to provide safe water to their residents. After Jackson's primary water treatment plant failed, around 180,000 people were left with little or no sanitary water. It was reminiscent of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, which rose to broad public awareness in 2015, when residents learned that they'd been poisoned for months by drinking water containing bacteria, disinfectant byproducts, and lead.
    The crisis is far from a distant memory in Flint. According to a new survey...
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  • Five years after Flint water crisis - depression, PTSD highly prevalent

    Five years after Flint water crisis - depression, PTSD highly prevalent

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Depression and PTSD were highly prevalent 5 years after the onset of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, suggesting that public-works disasters have large-scale, long-term psychological impacts.
    “Early surveys of Flint residents during and shortly after the water crisis onset identified elevations in PTSD symptoms among those who believed they were exposed to poor-quality tap water, and more diffuse concerns involving stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms among residents worried about the health and economic consequences of the crisis,” Aaron Reuben, PhD, MEM, of the department
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