Weathering the storm: the impact of the winter storm on mental health

Weathering the storm: the impact of the winter storm on mental health

AUSTIN (KXAN) – For many central Texans, the power is on and water is flowing through their homes. For some, however, the emotional distress of the winter storm lingers.

“I looked at this chair that I kept by my door and it was white in the light of the moon, and my body froze,” Stephanie Vela Anderson said in a Facebook a message. “At that point, when I looked at that chair and thought it was snow, I was reintroduced into the effects that a traumatic experience can have on your body.

David Peters, episcopal priest of the Episcopal Church of Saint Joan of Arc in Pflugerville, wrote a post on social media: read in part: “We were literally helpless. I also felt symptoms of fear – fear of going somewhere else, of leaving home. ”

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