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15 Years After 9/11, Lessons In Mass Tragedies And Mental Health Effects04:30
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Visitors view the display for the American flag that firefighters hoisted at Ground Zero in the hours after the 9/11 terror attacks at the Sept. 11 museum in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Visitors view the display for the American flag that firefighters hoisted at Ground Zero in the hours after the 9/11 terror attacks at the Sept. 11 museum in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Among the things learned in the 15 years since the 9/11 attacks is how mass tragedies affect peoples' mental health.

Sandro Galea, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, has been studying the effects of mass tragedies on mental health since the attacks.

Galea spoke with WBUR's Morning Edition and said that while we know more now than we did back in 2001, there is still more work and research that needs to be done.

This segment aired on September 9, 2016.

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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.

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