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Media Briefing: Chilean miners' psychological state to be discussed by UB expert this morning

Release Date: October 13, 2010

University at Buffalo psychologist and stress expert Michael Poulin will be available to discuss the psychological state of the rescued Chilean miners and the effect this positive news story could have on people worldwide at a media briefing to be held at 11 a.m. today in 209 Park Hall on the UB North Campus.

"We often believe that anyone who goes through such an extremely negative event will have psychological problems and require therapy, but in general, people are very resilient, as we have seen throughout this ordeal," he says. "The way in which these miners approached their particular crisis is instructive of how the rest of us can and should cope with stresses in our own lives, which these days can include loss of our jobs, of our homes and our sense of who we are."

Press arrangements: Patricia Donovan in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4602 and onsite at 628-0604.

Media Contact Information

Patricia Donovan has retired from University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, call 716-645-6969 or visit our list of current university media contacts. Sorry for the inconvenience.