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When a terrorist strikes, it seems like the entire world is upside down and confusing. Terrorism is a violent act committed by people who want to get attention for their cause.

Acts of terrorism have occurred for many years in many places. For the United States, the worst attacks happened on September 11, 2001. Terrorism scares everyone because no one knows when or where it will take place.

Right after a terrorist attack, everyone has questions they want answered and feelings they need to express. Lots of people suffer because of these attacks, many more than those who were injured or killed.

So how can a person cope after something awful has happened? Here are some things you can do:

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: January 2014

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