preach to others, focusing on healthy
eating, regular exercise and a routine
that includes ample sleep. While I’ve
processed the event many times with
patients who’ve brought their own
experiences into therapy, I’ve also
participated in a team support session
and other meetings focused on shared
experiences and support for medical
team members directly exposed. Dr.
Meister and I have kept in close contact
with each other as the days move on. Key
to my own mental health is the fact that I
walked home that afternoon with a good
friend of mine who is a physician on the
medical team, Dr. David Nazemi. David
and I had both responded to the finish
line together before returning to the tent.
After the blasts, the subway was shut
down. We walked home — a five-mile
distance — talking about our experience,
processing emotion and supporting each
other. Outpourings of support from
family, friends and colleagues, as well as
my own faith, have been invaluable.
Fortunately, people were receptive to
listening. I watched for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, but saw none
that needed special treatment beyond
my own management. I returned to my
usual schedule as soon as possible. My
initial anger at the loss of life, injury,
destruction and disruption of a sense of
security has been replaced by a feeling of
sadness when my mind goes to that day.
I have found cognitive strategies helpful
in dealing with the memories, just as I
teach them to my patients. n
Rebecca A. Clay is a writer in
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