Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20, flooding neighborhoods and villages and cutting power to 3.4 million people. More than four months later, much of the island is still in shock.
A recent visit to a suicide prevention center shows the long-term toll on mental health in a place struck by an overwhelming impression that the rest of the world has moved on.
Background reading and viewing:
- Hurricane Maria’s violent winds and screeching rains terrified the island for 72 hours, and public health officials say much of the population shows signs of post-traumatic stress.
- In this mini-documentary, Ms. Dickerson speaks with counselors who are fielding calls at the suicide prevention center.
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