05 Septiembre 2017 13:21
On June 14, a fire raged through a London high-rise tower, killing 80 peopleThe ashes of Grenfell Tower are still falling over Kensington, London, after a huge blaze, that killed 80 people, engulfed the high-rise block. The capital, and the rest of the UK, are still mourning the scale of tragedy. A charity has now revealed that at least 20 survivors of the Grenfell fire have attempted suicide since it happened in June. According to Yvette Greenway, founder of Silence of Suicide, many have been unable to get images of the burning tower ‘out of their minds’. ‘There is a lot of alcohol and drug dependency. People are feeling isolated,’ Greenway told the BBC’s ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ programme. ‘We’ve been told workers are going around putting leaflets under hotel doors and not actually speaking to people. ‘There are going to be many more instances of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety and self-harming as people reach different stages of trauma.’ She also stressed that ‘long-term mental health provision’ is needed for the next three decades, at least.