The jarring and difficult nature of the 9/11 attacks brought a new light to how officer trauma is viewed. While societal perspectives of post-traumatic stress have changed over the last few years, stigmas remain. By focusing on a large-scale, shared event, like the 9/11 attacks, perhaps we can open the door to better understanding the nature of trauma in the ongoing work of law enforcement.
This panel conversation will focus specifically on trauma grounded in the 9/11 experience, with therapist-driven opportunities to hear stories of the day from NYC and the Pentagon, life since (including manifestations of PTSI), and steps taken for self-care of mental health. Panelists will include first-responders and health professionals.