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    Lessons of 9/11 Responders for Coping with Grief

    By Michael Barasch

    A group of mental health professionals who work with 9/11 first responders and survivors through the World Trade Center Health Program recently published an article in Psychology Today on “What 9/11 Recovery Workers Teach Us About COVID-19 Coping.” The article explores how lessons from treating responders and rescue and recovery workers are applicable to the present crisis, […]

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    A Checklist for Your Next Visit to the Doctor

    By Michael Barasch

    After many months of medical offices in the New York City region and across the United States being closed for all but emergency procedures, doctors and nurses are now seeing patients for regular checkups. It is critical that everyone in the 9/11 community returns to see their doctors for their annual visits. Some examples of […]

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  • What Conditions Does the WTC Health Program Cover?

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    What Conditions Does the WTC Health Program Cover?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program covers a specific list of conditions for both Responders and Survivors. For survivors, diagnosis with one of these conditions, either through the program or by a private doctor, is necessary in order to participate in the program. Here’s the list of conditions: Physical Health Conditions: Interstitial lung diseases Chronic […]

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  • Is There Anything I Should Do If I Was Downtown After 911 But I Am Not Sick?

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    Is There Anything I Should Do If I Was Downtown After 9/11 But I Am Not Sick?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    As a first responder, you are able to access monitoring from the WTC Health Program whether or not you are sick. Going to your yearly monitoring visits, even if you’re healthy now, is helpful from a research perspective and is also a great way to make sure that you get certified immediately should you develop […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Study Finds Health Effects Linger for 9/11 Emergency Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    It has been nearly 14 years since the infamous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. However, the devastating impact of those attacks continues for many first responders who were on the scene in the days and weeks that followed 9/11. These emergency workers have been plagued by both physical and mental health problems, many of […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Options for 9/11 Victims Struggling with Mental Health Issues

    By Michael Barasch

    The psychological aftermath of being involved in an event such as 9/11 can be just as painful, debilitating and real as any physical injury. Even more than a decade later, many first responders still struggle with flashbacks, anxiety, depression and other serious psychiatric symptoms. For some, these issues can reach disabling severity. For others, they […]

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