Bioterrorism—also known as biological warfare—is the use of biological agents, such as disease-causing organisms, for terrorist purposes. Although bioterrorism carries with it a very real and dangerous threat, misinformation and lack of information can lead to a heightened state of hysteria and unnecessary anxiety. Learning more about bioterrorism can help you sort the facts from the fiction.
For our children, traumatic events, like the tragedies of September 11, can be overwhelming and confusing. The National Institute of Mental Health offers the following advice on helping your children to cope during difficult times.