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Below are links to various charities that include mental health in their charters:
The National Institute of Mental Health has a special section on Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
Survivors' Fund of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region
The Survivors’ Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region was established to support the long-term educational, health, rehabilitation, counseling, and other needs of the individuals and families affected by the September 11 terrorist attack at the Pentagon. The goal of the Fund is to help survivors and families receive the assistance and services they need to rebuild their lives.
Please contact Northern Virginia Family Service at 1-866-99-4-HOPE (866-994-4673).
America's Camp is a fun, high quality, one-week, sleep away camp for children who lost a parent or sibling in the attacks on September 11 and for children of firefighters and police officers lost in the line of duty at any time.
LIFENET is a free, confidential referral service of The Mental Health Association of New York City, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Mental Health.
The 9/11 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program offers financial assistance with the cost of mental health and substance abuse treatment to those directly affected by the attacks, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Coverage is retroactive to 9/11/01. The program is funded by the American Red Cross, and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City.
Call 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) for immediate help
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and 9/11
The events of 9-11-01 have caused great consternation, confusion, grief, and sadness throughout our nation. It is probably still too soon to estimate the damage to the nation's collective psyche (functioning mind). In fact, it is possible that symptoms suggesting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will yet occur in many people across the nation, even miles from the actual physical traumatic events. Of course, the people directly affected by the actual tragedies have had and will still be expected to have a variety of responses to this posttraumatic stress. Click below to find out who, what and why.
9/11 Anniversary Reactions
A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet: What are the symptoms associated with anniversary reactions? Why do people experience such reactions? What can one do to feel better? Answers to questions like these are available on this fact sheet from the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Freedom From Fear
This group provides counseling services to those suffering from anxiety and depressive illnesses, and so is especially qualified to help those affected by the attacks. For more information, visit its site.
This Web site was created by a volunteer panel of experts to provide helpful guidelines and resources on how to emotionally survive and recover from the terrorist attack on September 11. Here you’ll find helpful information on dealing with trauma, as well as links to supportive sites on online studies, workplace resources, and helping children.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. There are currently 47 different e-mail support groups, all monitored by trained volunteers. In addition, the organization runs KIDSAID, a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions. Please note that on GriefNet’s September 11 Memorial page there are graphic images of the attack sites that might upset some people. Please note, there is a $5 per month requested donation for each support group you join.
| If you know of a child who lost a parent on September 11, 2001,
please register with Twin Towers Orphan Fund.
This will help TTOF identify and qualify those children who are in most need of our help -- now and in the future.