by Andrew Kitchenman, NJSpotlight.com
For many survivors of Hurricane Sandy, emotional well-being remains as much a work in progress as the construction sites and vacant homes scattered across the New Jersey landscape.
Mental health professionals say it's as urgent for Sandy victims to seek help now as it was nearly 12 months ago, when the storm forever altered their lives.
Counselors are reporting that many marriages that survived the first several months after Sandy are breaking up as the one-year anniversary approaches, according to Carol Benevy, the project lead for New Jersey Hope and Healing
Benevy, who heads a team of 21 counselors in Ocean County, also said
that many residents -- including those who lived out of state part-time
-- have never returned to their homes.
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