9/11 it seems i need grief counseling!

  1. As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches........
    I am surprised at my response as the one yr mark approaches. With a background in mental health, I should be prepared. What a surprise! Yes, we are the worst patients! As the media steps up the hype of 9/11 I realize what an impact those events had on my phyche. One year ago, my only thoughts were of my 11 yr old who unfortunately was home alone watching television when the towers went down, watching, alone, the victims falling from the towers, the chaos, the sheer terror and incomprehensability.....I of course was at work. Now, almost a year later, I am only now aware upon rewatching the scenes and hearing the stories of what an impact that day had on all of us. I am angry. Shockingly angry. I don't like the illogical thoughts that run through my mind, and yet, what do I tell myself when I watch Dan Rather interview prominent citizens of Pakistan who openly denounce their hatred of Americans, and espouse their belief that it was not BinLaden but "the Jews" that were responsible for the act on America on 9/11. What in the world!!!!!! I can't imagine 9/11/2002. I wish we could omit it from our calendar. I hope I am working, but then again, that would mean my son is home again alone!!!!!
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  3. by   oramar
    Bless you, you have plenty of company. I find myself watching every single Sept 11 program even though I know it is not healthy.
  4. by   oramar
    One question, how is your 11 year old who is now a 12 year old doing?
  5. by   adrienurse
    Seriously, I was afraid of planes in the sky for a month after 9/11. My heart would start pumping if I saw of heard a plane.
    I think we're all suffering from various degrees of PTSD.
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    I just cried a lot, mostly prompted by skyline scenes where the Towers used to be or should have been.

    Now, I can't stand to see that gaping wound in the NYC skyline. I cry less, but it still makes me choke up, and it still hurts.
  7. by   rebelwaclause