The response to Haiti's plight has been so affirming of how borders and differences drop away in the midst of tragedy. New and desperate emergencies will surface as the days move on and our financial support will still be needed to rebuild homes, infrastructure, lives, morale, broken hearts, and shattered psyches. The trauma from this will live on in the minds and hearts of the Haitian people and in the relief workers who have witnessed almost more than a human can bear. I have been so touched to see experienced, perhaps even jaded journalists succumb to sobs as they tried to convey the immensity of the calamity. Both the victims and the people who have offered themselves up to help will be emotionally traumatized by what they have experienced. Healing will take time. The psychological treatment E.M.D.R. (which I have posted on in 2009) is the treatment of choice for post traumatic stress syndrome. There will be many psychologists offering their services in Haiti, and to the relief workers when they return home. Let's continue to offer a hand in whatever way we can for as long as is needed.....and it will be needed.....for a very long time.