Forum Session

Terrorism and Mental Health: Private-Sector Responses and Issues for Policymakers
October 23, 2001


Veronica V. Goff, Consultant


This meeting examined the short- and long-term mental health consequences of terrorism and the responses of large employers and a managed behavioral health organization to the demand for mental health services in the wake of the September 11 attacks. It also explored the prospects for meeting future demand and looked at potential roles for government.


Helen Darling, President, Washington Business Group on Health; William Goldman, MD, Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Sciences, United Behavioral Health; Brian W. Flynn, EdD, Director, Division of Program Development, Special Populations and Projects, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Related Materials

For additional information about managing the traumatic stress of terrorism, please refer to the website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD.

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