Bereaved families of 9/11 victims largely show strong resilience, more than 15 years later

According to a study entitled Patterns of Comorbidity Among Bereaved Family Members 14 Years after the September 11th, 2001, Terrorist Attacks, the majority of family members who lost a loved one in the September 11th terrorist attacks do not report symptoms of any mental health condition, although about one-third still show clinical signs relating to grief, depression, or anxiety, reports News Wise.

The 454 participants in the study were parents, spouses, siblings, and children of people killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. The study, which was published in the Journal of Trauma in the summer of 2019, was one of the few to address the long-term needs of this particular population.

The researchers behind the study hope that its findings will help people bereaved by terrorism in the future.

Results of the study can be read here.

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