BP Oil Spill Trauma May Lead to Mental Health Issues

On the streets of Grand Isle, La., Maryal Mewherter hands out hope. Mewherter, who works with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, has been giving out $100 food vouchers for use at the local Sureway grocery store. The vouchers are from BP; they are for struggling families whose income was shut off or stunted by the oil spill, which began nearly two months ago with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling platform. Weeks ago, Mewherter said, the residents coming to her...Full Story
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