Healing in the aftermath of 9/11: Recovery from suffering and grief for the community and its caregivers

Spencer Eth, Susan E. Sabor

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Abstract

The September 11 disaster hit Staten Island especially hard. This small island borough was home to more than 200 people who died that day. Two hundred twenty-two Staten Islanders lost a parent; twenty-nine lost a grandparent. This is double that of Manhattan residents and three times more than the rest of New York City’s boroughs. For those who are not familiar with Staten Island and its location in New York City (NYC), we are situated directly across New York Harbor from Manhattan. Parts of our island have a full view of Lower Manhattan, where the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings were situated. People left for Staten Island Yankee Stadium, a newly built ballpark on the waterfront across the harbor from Ground Zero and next to the ferry landing, a perfect location for setting up a relief center and staging area for rescue workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOn the Ground After September 11
Subtitle of host publicationMental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages42-50
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317717867
ISBN (Print)9780789029065
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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