Easing the Pain

Music has traditionally been included in all observances surrounding tragedy and death because it is the universal healer. We are fortunate to have music to turn to in times of sorrow because it feeds our soul, channels our emotions, and eases our pain.

—G. Burton Harbison, professor of music, College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Accept Help

Terrorism is an unwelcome reality of our times. Social workers, like everyone else, were profoundly shocked and saddened by the horrific events of September 11. Fear, anxiety, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating are all normal reactions to such a huge national loss. Social workers provide mental health services on a regular basis and have been very active with Red Cross efforts during this tragedy. On a personal level, family and friends of individuals who perished that fateful day should not be ashamed to accept help. In fact, the National Association of Social Workers encourages people to seek help through counseling organizations and resources in their communities. A strength of this country is the tremendous wealth of helping resources at our disposal that are culturally sensitive and attuned to the various circumstances of all Americans.

—Keith Alford, professor of social work, College of Human Services and Health Professions 

Steve Sartori

Students participate in a candlelight vigil.

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Reflections In Memoriam Time of Terror Lessons of Hope
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