Homemaker Lena Hofer, 25, recently went to the community center in Bayou La Batre, Ala., for free food and household goods -- and was reluctantly turned away by volunteers when Feed the Children ran out of supplies. "It's really hard when they send you away after you [ask for food], especially when you need it like I do," she says. "I'm about to cry." Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Daphne Beal (right) and her sister Cecily, who is developmentally disabled and legally blind. Daphne says that when they're together, they revert to the things they've done since they were kids. Courtesy of Daphne Beal hide caption

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Monica Hanson (top left) is the eldest of four daughters and says she fell into the role of firstborn naturally. Her sisters (from left to right) are Elena Lynn, Maria Godoy (a senior editor at NPR.org) and Olga Czekalski. Also pictured (bottom left) is her daughter, Erica, and Erica's cousins Kelsey and Taylor Lynn. Courtesy of Monica Hanson hide caption

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Brothers Eric (from left) and Tom Hoebbel have the same genes, but they couldn't be more different. Courtesy of Tom Hoebbel hide caption

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Marines wait outside a building to take psychological tests in September 2009. The military assesses troops in search of clues that might help predict mental health issues. Jae C. Hon/AP hide caption

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Veterans of World War I and World War II returned from the battlefield reticent to discuss their emotional problems. Some weren't diagnosed with PTSD until decades later -- after they were retired. HBO hide caption

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The former administrative building of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital is now the main location for the Pennhurst Asylum, a Halloween haunted event in Spring City, Pa. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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