A study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress analyzed survey data from over 90,000 public school students in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. The study found that roughly 7% of the students developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the storm. Prior research has also shown that young people are more likely to turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism after experiencing traumatic stress. The study aims to provide information to help identify and intervene in PTSD formation in young people after disasters. The article emphasizes the need for more research and support for youth mental health in the face of climate change.