On Monday, British Petroleum finally ponied up $52 million dollars to assist providers throughout the Gulf Coast in delivering mental health services for residents in need. Two studies, one by the Ochsner Medical Group and the other by National Center for Disaster Preparedness have both found Gulf Coast residents to be highly susceptible to symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD and substance abuse, similar to … Continue reading British Petroleum’s $52 Million Dollar Mental Health Grant Leaves People Suffering
From the St. Petersburg Times, via Mother Jones: A month after the Deepwater Horizon disaster began, scientists from the University of South Florida made a startling announcement. They had found signs that the oil spewing from the well had formed a 6-mile-wide plume snaking along in the deepest recesses of the gulf. The reaction that USF announcement received from the Coast Guard and the National … Continue reading Your government does not have your best interest at heart in the Gulf…surprised?
Now, now people…don’t get so entitled. Yes, the government is quickly trying to determine how much damage has been done to the Gulf of Mexico. Teams of scientists are working together, sharing information, formulating and completing analysis. They have the NOAA, they have the EPA, they have the FDA and everyone has formed a solid team, comparing notes and preparing a report for the entire … Continue reading Sorry folks, BP gets the oil spill data, not you