HHS Initiates Immediate and Long-Term Steps to Address Emotional and Mental Health Consequences of Terrorist Air Attacks [September 13, 2001] [open pdf - 33KB]
"HHS [United States Department of Health and Human Services] Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced steps the department is taking to respond to the immediate and long-term emotional and psychological impact of the loss of life and damage caused by terrorists in New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. The Secretary, in New York today to tour health and emergency facilities, acted in response to concerns about mental health consequences expressed by local and state officials. HHS personnel have already begun to help coordinate crisis counseling programs for victims, their families, and the thousands of professional and volunteer rescue workers. Today's actions include immediate release of $1 million in funding for New York to support mental health services and strategic planning for comprehensive and long-term support."
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services: http://archive.hhs.gov/