Generation 9/11: How This Generation is Different From All Others

Monday, September 05, 2011

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We’re kicking off a new series today called "Generation 9/11." All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’ll be talking with and about young people who were coming of age during the September 11 attacks.

We begin our series with Dr. Nassir Ghaemi. Dr. Ghaemi is Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center and author of a new book called "A First Rate Madness: Leadership and Mental Illness."

We’ll also be hearing sound from Jillian Suarez and Erin Reeg — young people who are reporters for "Radio Rookies" on our flagship station, WNYC. "Radio Rookies" has its own series on Generation 9/11, that will be airing through this Friday.


Nassir Ghaemi

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

melanie from Vermont

When Bin Ladden was killed, here in the US young men were seen parading with US flags celebrating his death. Some thought this was a poor reaction. A friend of mine commented that for them - the death of Bin Ladden was like killing the Boogey Man...and then I understood the need to celebrate Bin Ladden's death. I also think that one of my nephew's anxiety and depression is in many ways a result of 911. He lives in NJ near NYC. There were students at his school that lost family on 911.

Sep. 05 2011 09:58 AM

if we dont forget we will never heal. I agree with the young lady tht just cant feel

Sep. 05 2011 06:39 AM

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