Atomic Gas Explosion Survivors to Undergo Counselling
The Mental Health Authority will today counsel survivors of the Atomic Junction gas explosion which killed seven people.
The exercise is aimed at mitigating the psychological impact of the disaster on the survivors including students.
Many of the survivors are still traumatized more than a week after the explosion at the gas retail outlet.
Spokesperson for the Mental Health Authority Kojo Obeng said people exposed to such trauma can have their thoughts disrupted hence the need for them to be counselled.
“People exposed to this sort of trauma can have difficulty sleeping at night, nightmares about what happened and they can have thoughts reminding them about what went on and this chain of thoughts can disrupt their thoughts. Some can also have very intense feeling of fear and may not be able to function properly at work or wherever they find themselves”.