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AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) can match you with a grief mentor, a volunteer who lost a loved one in a previous air disaster. Call (877) 227-6435. For more information or resources, visit its site. In addition, ACCESS has 9/11 trained volunteers ready and available to be volunteer grief mentors to the families affected by the London bombings. Requests to receive counseling from 9/11 Volunteer Grief Mentors can be made at its website.

9/11 Mental Health
Individuals and families who were directly impacted by the attacks can receive financial assistance with mental health treatment costs. Covered services include individual, couples, family, and group therapy; substance abuse treatment; medication; psychological evaluations; and inpatient mental health or substance abuse services. Contact 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) or log on to for more info

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Learn more about treatment options for PTSD.
Visit this website for information on PTSD, including education, exposure, coping-skills training, and more. Additionally, the following treatments are discussed: cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, EMDR, group treatment, and psychodynamic treatment.

National Center for Victims Crime
Hotline offers support for those affected by Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 anniversary. The NCVC continues to support and assist anyone who needs help and support in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. If you would like additional information, or if you need referrals to local victim service providers, please call 1-800-FYI-CALL or email In addition, if you or a loved one need help dealing with the Hurricane Katrina, please call the number above.

Department of Defense Casualty List for Sept 11 - Established by the Presidentís Management Council, this site offers a compendium of disaster-related resources. Section titles include: Terrorism Government Resources, Acts of Terror Links, Animal and Plant Safety, and America Responds to Terrorism. Though primarily directed towards government leadership and first responders, individual citizens will find many valuable resources

National Coalition of Homicide Survivors
The purpose of National Coalition of Homicide Survivors is to share information, resources and ideas, to improve support and victim assistance services to homicide survivors. Visit the site to locate a crime victims' agency in your area, or anywhere across the nation. Call (520) 740-5729 for more information.

Center for Mental Health Services
CMHS is a federal agency focused on promoting mental health and preventing the development of, or worsening of, mental illness. By following the link listed above you can access a number of relevant disaster relief publications, from dealing with grief to self-care tips for emergency workers.

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach
Although its main program for 9/11 families is over, this organization is still providing a referral service for those seeking counseling. Call (212) 598-9995 or visit their website.

Freedom From Fear
This group provides counseling services to those suffering from anxiety and depressive illnesses, and so is especially qualified to help those affected by the attacks. For more information, visit its site. is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. There are currently 47 different e-mail support groups, all monitored by trained volunteers. In addition, the organization runs KIDSAID, a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions. Please note that on GriefNetís September 11 Memorial page there are graphic images of the attack sites that might upset some people. Please note, there is a $5 per month requested donation for each support group you join.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Visit this site to learn more about EMDR and to search for clinicians in your area that have completed the EMDR Institute training. Call (831) 372-3900.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
This national military survivor peer support network is also offering counseling and case worker assistance to families who have lost a loved one in any branch of the Armed Forces. Call (800) 959-TAPS.


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