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Wilmington Social Worker Reflects on Ground Zero

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Psychotherapist Tab Ballis talks about his experiences as an on-site therapist for First Responders at Ground Zero after 9/11.

By Jemila Ericson

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Wilmington, NC – Tab Ballis is a licensed social worker and clinical addictions specialist in private practice in Wilmington.

And seven years ago, he served as a Disaster Mental Health Professional for the American Red Cross at ground zero after 9/11.

Tab worked in a huge tent right next to the 16-acre pit, making himself available to the workers there. He volunteered for 2 weeks in December of 2001. Tab sat down with WHQR's Jemila Ericson to talk about his time there and its lasting impact.

Click here to read an article about Tab's experience at Ground Zero.