by Sherri Kolade
It’s hard to believe that Sept. 11, 2001, was 20 years ago.
More than likely you remember where you were and what you were doing at that exact moment – if you’re old enough at least.
That traumatic moment was practically burned into the brains of millions of people and then replayed many times on a loop for countless Americans along with others watching all around the world.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, coping with traumatic events (and remembering them even 20 years later) can be hard on the mind.
A traumatic event is described as something shocking, scary, or dangerous that can impact someone emotionally and physically. Situations like natural disasters (including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, even pandemics), acts of violence (like assault, abuse, terrorist attacks and mass shootings) and other trauma-inducing situations could increase people’s risk for physical or mental health
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