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In the days and weeks following 9/11, psychologists in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia provided comfort and support to victims' friends and families and to recovery workers. Go online to watch three psychologists discuss their experiences:

  • Margaret Pepe, PhD, who now manages military mental health services for the American Red Cross, was a disaster mental health officer there in 2001. A native Pennsylvanian, she was sent to the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pa., where she helped to coordinate a memorial service for victims' families.

  • Daniel Dodgen, PhD, who works in disaster mental health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spent weeks volunteering at the Pentagon site. The experience helped convince him to work in disaster mental health full time. 

  • June Feder, PhD, a New York City private practitioner, was the New York State Disaster Response Network chair in 2001. She coordinated the hundreds of psychologists who volunteered in the aftermath of the attacks.