I was 12 When I Survived 9-11 But My Peers & I Are Only Now Realizing Our PTSD

I was 12 When I Survived 9-11 But My Peers & I Are Only Now Realizing Our PTSD

As the Twin Towers burned and eventually collapsed on 9/11, I was running from my middle school just three blocks away through a war zone to get home, on the other side of that war zone, also three blocks from the towers. We were not evacuated and remained with limited access to power, food, medication, phone service, and other necessities for weeks. I was 12 years old. I was one of the few who sought out and tried therapy almost immediately after being directly affected by the 9/11 attacks. Nonetheless, my adolescence was marked with years of chaos, misdiagnosis, and...

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