Trauma centre calls increase over Easter

2013-03-30 09:23
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town – As thousands celebrate the Easter holidays with friends and family, many out there are alone and looking for someone to talk to.

A Cape Town based trauma centre on Friday received an increase in the number of calls from victims of violence over this Easter period.

The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture's Valdi van Reenen Le Roux told EWN that many of the calls counsellors received, were from people overcome by grief following a traumatic event.

“We do find that sometimes people are overcome with grief by the Saturday, as their family members are not with them.

“So, they would call in simply to have someone on the other side of the line, to talk them through.”

 
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