Beth Fertig is WNYC’s Contributing Editor for Education. She previously covered politics, which included City Hall during the Giuliani administration, and the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. She also covered transportation and infrastructure.
Mentally Ill In Wake of WTC Attack
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
New York, NY —The attack on the World Trade Center has had a huge psychological effect on the city. Many people have been requesting medications to cope with anxiety and depression – some for the first time in their lives. For those who had mental illnesses to begin with, these past few weeks have been especially frightening. WNYC’s Beth Fertig visited a homeless shelter for the mentally ill to hear how some of these New Yorkers are coping.