Polls :Gulf Coast oil spill left 25 percent of residents with depression

Polls :Gulf Coast oil spill left 25 percent of residents with depression

Gulf Shores : AL : USA | Sep 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM PDT
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Before the BP oil spill, people of the Gulf Coast had a happy and humble lifestyle. The beaches were filled with tourist during the vacation season, and a place that had a huge supply of shrimping.

On Tuesday, a Gallup survey was released and showed 2,600 coastal residents with depression cases abd us yo 25 percent since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and three-months of gushing oil sent into the Gulf of Mexico waters that ruined livelihoods.

The coastal residents are stressed out, worried and sad more often than people living inland, because the spills emotional toll lingers even if most of the oil has vanished from sight.

Some of the residents have lost businesses and homes, and have to seek help from family and friends. This has also led to stress, and sadness.

Another survey found that 40 percent of people in coastal Mississippi, reported feeling stressed after BP well blew, a 15 percent increase from before.

sherry235 is based in Mansura, Louisiana, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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