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Therapy sessions offered for bombing survivors

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Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 23:49:09-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Surviving something like the Christmas Day bombing will have an effect on people for years to come.

As the downtown area continues to recover, one group is trying to help survivors with free therapy sessions.

"So basically what we’re trying to have people understand is, this was an abnormal event and as a result, a lot of the responses you can have are pretty normal based on what you’ve experienced," said Kamrie Reed with Catholic Charities.

Toward that end, Catholic Charities is hosting several free therapy sessions this week for survivors of the explosion.

The therapy, including both in-person and Zoom opportunities, will have one session focusing specifically on the business owners impacted by the bomb, and the natural shock they may still be going through, like not sleeping enough, or sleeping too much.

As part of that therapy, the group will get to hear from a panel of business owners that survived Hurricane Katrina, on how to deal with the extra sense of responsibility business owners face.

To register in person, you can follow this link. Due to COVID-19, registration is limited to 12 people per session.

To attend online use the following zoom link(s):

1/19/21 from 6pm-7:30pm link
1/21/21 from 6pm-7:30pm link
1/22/21 from 12pm-1pm link *for business owners*
1/23/21 from 9am-10:30am link