The Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29 – Tips for Survivors and Their Loved Ones

MENLO PARK, CA – Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While Hurricane Katrina may have long since blown over, the need for emotional healing continues for those who survived this country’s largest natural disaster. With thousands of people forced to relocate into new environments within unfamiliar communities, and others returning to their homes only to find their friends and social structures long gone, many survivors continue to feel isolated, depressed, and alone in their struggle to rebuild their lives. August 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Transitions Expert, Dr. Carol McClelland, cautions anyone who was directly involved in Hurricane Katrina – from the survivors, to their friends and relatives, to the rescue workers and the media – to be on the lookout for what psychologists call, ‘The Anniversary Reaction.’