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Psychological Issues For Trapped Miners

Posted on September 8th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

33 miners became trapped underground in a mine collapse in Chile. A rescue tunnel will not be expected to be completed for at least 3 months. In order to anticipate the psychological issues which they may experience, similar situations of people being isolated for prolonged periods in the space program, submerged submarines and in Antarctica expeditions are reviewed. Various recommendations to maintain mental health during and after this ordeal are also discussed.