Mental scars can remain - even after flood waters recede

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 18 Jan 2015

Flood victims, Amran Ramli, 55, (right) spends some time with his daughter Farisya Atiliana, 1 as their family rebuilds their lives in Temerloh, Pahang

PETALING JAYA: Natural disasters leave devastation in their wake. Lives are lost, homes are destroyed and in many cases, even when the physical damage is repaired, scars can still remain.

This is because victims often have no time to prepare, physically or mentally for the hardships natural disasters can bring, according to clinical psychologist Dr Joel Low

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