A 9/11 Story | Mary Barber, M.D.

September 11, 2014 9:12 PM

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A 9/11 Story | Mary Barber, M.D.

When the anniversary of 9/11 comes around, I often think back to one patient who had an appointment with me on that day. In 2001 I was working as a psychiatrist in a rural clinic several hours away from New York City.

As the awful news broke, I asked my scheduled patients how they were handling the day's events. I didn't really expect that in this small town, my patients -- people with serious illnesses such as schizophrenia, manic depression, and severe depressive disorders -- would have any personal connection ...

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