Mental Health Services
Have you been told you are simply not yourself since 9/11? Are you having difficulties with family and work relationships you didn’t have before 9/11? Have you experienced periods of anxiety or depression that are new or ongoing since your WTC service? For help dealing with these kinds of changes, the WTC Health Program provides confidential mental health services for WTC responders at no cost.
Changes in relationships or in mood since 9/11 are only some of the possible changes in the emotional lives of responders who participated in the WTC rescue, recovery, and clean-up effort.
No matter what work you performed, or what training you had, reactions like these and others are very common. Remember that these effects can last a few days, a few months, or even years.
Common signs of possible 9/11-related mental health conditions include:
- Problems sleeping
- Eating too much or too little
- Nightmares or upsetting memories from 9/11
- Nervousness, anxiety, panic, or fears
- Sadness or depression
- Anger or aggression
- Confusion or memory loss
- No interest in activities you liked before
- Difficulty focusing
- Excessive drinking
Experts in helping WTC responders, the program’s mental health staff can meet with individual responders, groups of responders, or responders and their families.
Manhattan Clinical Center
1468 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Clinical Center
690 Castleton Ave, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10310
Hudson Valley Clinical Center
1020 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701