Terrorism is a violent act committed by people who want to get attention for their cause. When a terrorist strikes, it seems like the entire world is upside down and confusing. It's hard to believe what's happened or that someone would do something like that.
Acts of terrorism have been a reality in many places for years. In the United States, the worst attacks happened on September 11, 2001. In the years that followed, other attacks also happened in Spain, London, and elsewhere.
Terrorism scares everyone because no one knows when or where it will take place. So how do you cope with it all? Here are some things you can do:
Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: January 2014
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