Mental Health Services
Are you having difficulties with family and work relationships you didn’t have before 9/11? Or having 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. Some have been living with these changes for many years since 9/11, while others find themselves feeling suddenly worse, even today, without knowing why.
Remember that reactions like these and others are very common. Remember also, that they 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 constant memories from 9/11
- Nervousness, anxiety, panic, or fears
- Sadness or depression
- Constant anger or aggression
- Confusion or loss of memory
- No interest in activities you like before
- Difficulty focusing or relaxing
- 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.