Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
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.