2006 Deadly Sago Mine Disaster: A Case Study

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Research shows that disasters can have severe impact on the mental health of society, generating a variety of psychological and social issues. Understanding the emotional consequences of a disaster is just as critical to intervention strategies and improvement. Tragedies extend much deeper than the survivors and family members of victims, effecting the mental health of first responders, witnesses and people exposed to the mass media coverage concerning the event. Firstly, this essay looks at the sequence of events leading up to 2006 deadly Sago mine explosion in West Virginia; analyzing how and why this mine disaster occurred. Secondly, we will discuss the psychological impact on those directly and indirectly exposed to the disaster. These
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