A suicide-prevention hotline in Fukushima Prefecture received a record 18,194 calls in 2013, signaling that scars from the events of March 2011 still weigh heavily on residents' minds.

Counselors at the hotline, Fukushima Inochi no Denwa, say consultations related to the triple disaster still stand out from the other issues.

In addition, experts say the content of the consultations has changed over time. Unlike the first days of the natural and man-made disasters, when new supply lines were in dire need, today's callers often discuss issues regarding their mental distress with the events of 3/11.