On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists crashed two major airliners
into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, causing
both of its towers to collapse within a short period of time.
Two additional planes were hijacked, one crashing into the
Pentagon and the other over a Pennsylvania field.
“America was targeted
for attack because we're
the brightest beacon for
opportunity in the
world. And no one
will keep that light from
-George W. Bush
People who are not present at a traumatic
event may experience stress reactions.
People assessed the immediate mental
health effects of the terrorist attacks on
September 11, 2001.
“These acts of mass murder were intended
to frighten our nation into chaos and
retreat. But they have failed. Our country
is strong. A great people has been moved
to defend a great nation” –George W. Bush
American Airlines Flight 11 and United
Airlines Flight 175 were crashed into the
north and south towers of the world
trade center, American Airlines Flight 77
was crashed into the Pentagon, and
United Airlines Flight 93 was targeted for
Washington D.C. but instead crashed into
a Pennsylvania field after passengers
overcame the hijackers.