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20 Years Later: The Lasting Pain of 9/11

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A lot of people remember exactly where they were on September 11, 2001. But for many individuals, the terror attacks of 20 years ago are much more than just a memory — they’re events that continue to deeply impact their daily lives, physically and mentally.

More than 70% of New York City firefighters who responded to 9/11 have been diagnosed with related physical or mental health conditions. And as many as 20% of adults who were exposed to the disaster have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. This is roughly four times the rate of PTSD symptoms found in the general population. 

In 20 Years Later: The Lasting Pain of 9/11, we hear from survivors, family members, mental health experts and doctors to better understand the long-term impacts of both physical and emotional health.