Grief, Ten Years Later

For many, the grief that came as a result of the September 11th events is still present, and in some instances, the feelings are just as strong today as they were on the days following the terrorist attacks.

With several events taking place across the country this weekend, as well as media paying tribute and television stations airing specials in remembrance of 9/11, many will uncover emotions and feelings that were experienced ten years ago.

We encourage you to be sensitive to others that are grieving and suffering. Grief takes time and people take time to heal, and for some, grieving can take ten years, or more. There are many very touching stories being shared, both online and in person. Ten years after 9/11, the feelings are very real.

Even those who have been able to move forward may find themselves remembering 9/11 and mourning their loss/losses once again. Emotions and memories have a way of being triggered by things such as smells and sounds, and sometimes that is all it takes to create feelings of sadness.

If you or someone you know is having trouble with grieving a loss, whether from September 11th or another date, we encourage you to find a grief support counselor or group.  There are many grief support groups across NH. You can find them in our monthly newsletter as well.

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