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As the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, grief counselors are saying that for many people, the events can still feel as though they happened yesterday, The New Haven Register reports.

Connecticut Counseling Association Executive Director Deb Delvecchio-Scully told the paper that not only are survivors still struggling with emotional and mental ramifications from the attacks, but Americans who were not directly connected to the attacks are still struggling as well.

“You have to think about 9/11 as an event that was unique to our entire society because of media,” Delvecchio-Scully said. “We’re all, to some extent, traumatized because we saw those images again, again and again on the news. Whether or not they were a quote-unquote survivor, we were all survivors.”

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Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her athrudow@counseling.org.

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