[CNS] After Mexico’s earthquakes, ‘faith opens doors to psychological care’

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MEXICO CITY (CNS) — In Mexico City, a truck rattling the street or a car alarm suddenly sounding startle people.

Since the country suffered two major earthquakes in September, Mexicans not only deal with human and material losses, but also with plenty of anxiety.

“Psychologists say that we are only scratching the surface of people’s enormous stress,” said Enrique Reyes Esqueda, receptionist at a hospitality and service center run by Mexico’s branch of Caritas Internationalis, the church’s charitable organization, in the city’s Tepepan neighborhood. Therapists and psychologists of Catholic-led organizations are attending people’s anguish as soon as they can to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder from further unsettling lives. (…)

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