Grief Expert Available for 9/11 Coverage

Article ID: 622827

Released: 4-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Stony Brook University

Expert Pitch

The 13th year anniversary of 9/11 is next week (as you know) and those who lost loved ones, ​and/or are affected by the unforgettable events of that day, relive and cope with the horrible tragedy every year. Dr. Camille Wortman, Stony Brook University's (SBU)​ grief expert, is available to offer tips on how to cope with those personal painful reminders and to share best practices on how to maintain a healthy mental state during this difficult time.

Dr. Wortman is a Professor of Psychology at SBU. For the past 15 years, she has served as the director of the Social and Health Psychology Graduate Training Program at Stony Brook. Her research focuses on bereavement, with an emphasis on how people react to the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. She received the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution in Psychology from the American Psychological Association for this work. Her work has been featured in such national TV and print outlets.

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