Sunday 18 February 2018

Patricia Casey: Rescued men face huge psychological difficulties

Patricia Casey

The President of Chile in his pre-rescue speech declared, "I am sure that the miners will not be the same people as they were before they went down".

Whether this was inspired by insight or is simply a sound bite, he is forecasting a truth that is likely to be played out in the years to come.

And the transformation in these men will be more profound than simply realising they will never work as miners again or that they will be wealthier than they could ever have dreamt of.

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