|September 11th: 1 Day + Forever
Everybody knows what happened in the United States on September 11, 2001. Nobody will ever forget it.
We've all heard people say things like, "It's a different world now," or "Our country will never be the same," or even, simply, "Everything has changed." That's pretty scary to think about, no matter how old you are. In fact, you might notice that the adults in your life have been more afraid or concerned than they used to be.
While it's important to honor their memory, you may feel like the attacks, and the continuing events related to them, are everywhere. If so, you're not alone:
Can you relate? The good news is that there are many ways to help both yourself and others take control of these feelings and move forward. IML has put together this section filled with ideas, suggestions, and kids' first-hand experiences.
Our thanks to Dr. Robin Gurwitch at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center's Department of Pediatrics for her contribution to this topic.