Post-BP Spill, Gulf Residents' Depression Up 25%

A new Gallup poll shows that the mental health of people living in the Gulf has dramatically declined after the BP oil spill, with clinical cases of depression up 25%.

galluppoll.jpgApparently, when people’s livelihoods are destroyed, things they’re proud of are ruined, and they feel helpless to change their circumstances, they get pretty upset about it and stay that way for a long time.

Gulf Coast Residents Worse Off Emotionally After BP Oil Spill [Gallup]