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January 23, 2007

FOS11 Chat

Information Overload: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007, 8-9pm EST

Do you get overwhelmed by the amount of information you receive about 9/11?  Do you often find yourself thinking - who do I believe?  Do you find yourself getting upset by information you receive and then wondering why?  With information coming from a variety of sources - media, organizations, friends, family - it is important to use strategies that help you decide when information is factual and helpful, or, when information is more emotionally-charged than fact-based and just not helpful. 

During tonight's chat we will talk about what it is like to feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by the information about 9/11.  We will also talk about strategies for sorting out information and how to make the best use of it. 

Enroll Now by clicking the link below:

https://www.familiesofseptember11.org/chat2/membership_form.asp?chatID=12407

This online chat session provides 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, January 24th, 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 chathelp@familiesofseptember11.org or 212-575-1878.