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February 8, 2006
9/11 Online Community Support Group:
Dealing with Media Coverage of September 11th Related Events
There is still significant media coverage of events related to September 11th. With the Moussaoui trial proceedings scheduled to begin March 6th, we are again faced with making decisions about how much coverage to watch and how to make sense of it. Do we talk about it? Do we ignore it? This chat session will allow participants to talk about these concerns and identify strategies to cope with physical and emotional reactions to the media coverage.
Please join your peers in the 9/11 community on Wednesday, February 15, from 8-9PM EST. This online chat session will provide 9/11 victims' families, survivors, first responders, and others affected by the attacks at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and Shanksville the opportunity to discuss issues and topics of importance in a safe, supportive environment. As a reminder, all participants must be FOS11 members (please see below on how to register as a member - membership is free). Dr. Donna Gaffney, a licensed mental health professional and noted trauma specialist, will facilitate the chat.
After you login, you will be able to choose an anonymous chat name (which will identify you in the chat room) and a password. Then, you will receive an email with a link to the chat. On Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm, please click on the link that is emailed to you and enter your chosen chat name and password. As a reminder, all participants must be 18 years of age or older and members of Families of September 11 (FOS11). To register as a FOS11 member, please click on the link at the bottom of this email. If you have any problems or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-575-1878.