WCBS-TV - "Bouncing Back Emotionally After Sandy"
The impact of a natural disaster goes beyond the visible toll of lost homes and crippled infrastructure. Devastating events like Hurricane Sandy also affect the mental health of those in its wake. "By looking backwards, it’s not going to be helpful," said Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "It might illicit guilt, which is not helpful. Or ‘what if’ thoughts, those are not helpful. What is helpful is planning for the future. Think about how you are going to rebuild your life, rebuild your house." Learn more