Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Signs of PTSD in Post-Earthquake Japan

A Japanese mayor was torn. What choice to make moments before the tsunami hit last month?When the wall of water was bearing down on his town, Toba faced an agonizing choice:
Leave his post at city hall and race home to save his wife and children or stay to do what he could for the city.

He stayed.

Luckily, his two boys were in school and were able to get away to safety. But Toba's wife disappeared in the waves of water that devastated the town.

CNN reported that PTSD affects many Japanese. Its story includes a video.

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