Mid-South stress team helps NYPD deal with 9-11 tragedy
February 24, 2002 at 9:29 PM CST - Updated July 10 at 7:45 PM
Members of the Mid-South Critical Incident Stress Management Team spent a week in New York City helping police officers there deal with stress from September 11th. The team is made up of volunteers including emergency workers and a mental health counselor. The team met with police officers who responded to the twin towers disaster. Some of the officers rescued victims, others saw friends die and a few were rescued after being trapped by building rubble. The counselors warned the officers about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and how to talk with family and friends about their experiences. The stress team was flown to and from New York by pilots belonging to Angel Flight . Angel Flight is a group of private pilots who donate their time and aircraft to help those in need reach their destinations.