A piece the author wrote for cnn.com upon the release of the 33 trapped miners in Chile is presented. The author anticipates rather than psychological problems such as post traumatic stress, most if not all of the rescued miners will show resiliency.
The New York Times and other media outlets recently reported 13 suicides at the the Foxconn factory in China. This situation reminds this author of a similar situation in which I was part of a small consultation team studying an epidemic of suicides in a large city in the United States. The approach which we took and the response to our report is discussed.