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|Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:59 am Post subject: The Police Connection Reports On World Trade Center Movie
From Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:00 am to Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:59 am (included)
|The Police Connection Reports That World Trade Center Movie Release a Month Prior to September 11th Might Heighten Public's Fear and Anxiety
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Oliver Stone is scheduled to release a
new movie, "World Trade Center" on August 9 -- almost five years after the
September 11 attacks; in response, the non-profit organization, The Police
Connection, is concerned about increased stress and unrest for first
responders and the public.
*(Photo Caption: Peter J. Killeen, Police Psychotherapist.)
"In addition to the five-year anniversary of the attacks and the
current state of the Middle East," Peter Killeen, former police officer,
Franciscan Friar and renowned police psychotherapist said, "the public, may
once again, be brought to a heightened state of fear and anxiety."
Stone's movie tells the story of two Port Authority officers -- the
last two survivors extracted from Ground Zero -- and depicts the heroic
saga of their rescue.
"It may qualify as an artistic response," Killeen explained, "but the
timing of events will most assuredly bring people to a place of discomfort
rather than a place of closure. Elevated levels of high anxiety and
depression are to be expected."
Killeen, who holds two Master Degrees: Counseling Psychology and
Theology, is a nationally recognized, stress-management therapist, and a
licensed alcohol and drug counselor. When September 11 happened, Killeen
played an active counseling role, and worked directly with the Port
Authority police force who suffered a loss of 37 officers.
"Many of these individuals will be in need of assistance for years to
come," Killeen said. "And, visual and auditory stimuli act as triggers in
the horrendous flashbacks associated with post-traumatic stress disorder."
Killeen explains that adults and children, alike, constantly receive
negative stimuli from various sources which significantly increases levels
of anxiety and depression.
The mission of The Police Connection is to provide a variety services
for police officers and their families. One goal that has been established
is to reunite Port Authority Police Officers with their colleagues, on an
ongoing basis, for the purpose of supporting one another in relation to
their common work experience during the September 11
Killeen's eclectic background in the fields of healthcare, theology and
law enforcement makes him a much sought after talk show guest. As host and
producer of "The Police Connection Radio Show" and author of the political
serial thriller "The Infidel Factor", he has been interviewed on many radio
and television programs, including Court TV's "Crier Today," LETN (Law
Enforcement Television Network), CNBC-TV, WOR Radio 710AM and NPR.
"People lived through the horrors of that day and subsequent days and
will continue to carry those traumatic memories during their lifetime,"
Killeen explained. "It is my desire to help them alleviate some stress and
achieve improved mental health."
Killeen currently serves as a consultant with police unions and federal
agencies as a stress specialist.
For more information, visit: http://www.thepoliceconnection.org.
This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by
Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com
SOURCE The Police Connection