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Trauma therapy still needed for survivors of Sunda Strait tsunami

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Sebesi Island, South Lampung   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  12:49 am
Healing session: Residents of Sebesi Island make handicrafts as part of trauma-healing therapy in South Lampung. The therapy is expected to help the residents, especially women, recover from trauma resulting from a tsunami in December 2018.(JP/Andi Muhammad Ibnu Aqil)(JP/Andi Muhammad Ibnu Aqil)

Healing session: Residents of Sebesi Island make handicrafts as part of trauma-healing therapy in South Lampung. The therapy is expected to help the residents, especially women, recover from trauma resulting from a tsunami in December 2018.(JP/Andi Muhammad Ibnu Aqil)Bandriah, 28, stuffs a toy cat with Java cotton, while recalling the day when a tsunami struck her home island of Sebesi on the Sunda Strait, South Lampung. While concentrating intently on what she is doing, she recounts the traumatic experience of the tsunami hitting her neighborhood late last year. “I loved my parents the most. My father died when I was 5 years old so I lived with my grandmother here in Tejang,” Bandriah said while continuing with her craftwork.Sobbing, Bandriah explained that she lived with her grandmother on the island until she finished junior high school and then she moved in with her mother and st...