One Year Later: The Struggle to Recover

As a sufferer of Post-Traumatic stress Disorder, I know a little about trauma. I also know a little about the struggle to recover. One year ago today, events of untold horror occurred in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Since the moment the first plane struck the World Trade Center, we as a nation have been in that struggle. I would like nothing more to say that we will all be able to move on with our lives as they were. I would like to say that, but I can’t. Many of us will need help to continue the struggle. Any pain needs time to heal, and a pain as great as has affected our nation will require a lot. With ptsd, those wounds are felt deeper, and it may take longer for those suffering to heal. What Are The Consequences? When the victims of the attacks are added up, the number stated is 2,996 including the 19 men who perpetrated this horrible event. But we need to remember that not all of the victims are dead. I would like to see the nation recognize that any child who had a nightmare as a result of the attacks is a victim. Any man or woman who panicked on hearing there were planes hijacked, knowing their loved ones were flying. Any man, woman, or child of Arab descent...

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