Following the violent events of the past couple of weeks, we wanted to remind you that we are here to help. We have included links below for additional resources about taking care of yourself following incidents of mass violence, as well as resources for guiding your children through events such as these.
Please continue to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Especially for those whose lives have been touched by trauma of any kind, difficult feelings such as grief, sadness, anxiety and fear may re-surface upon hearing news of tragic or violent events. Please prioritize taking care of yourself, in whatever safe way works for you.
To speak with someone immediately, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Disaster Distress Help Line at 1-800-985-5990.
To learn how else MHA can support you or help connect you to other supports in our community, call our Information and Referral Line at 914-345-0700, ext. 7303 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PBS: Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News
- Helping Children Cope With Frightening News
- Anxiety Over School Shootings
- Racial Trauma
- Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom
- Coping with Stress Following a Mass Shooting
- Helping People After a Loss
- Safety, Recovery and Hope after Disaster
- Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy
- Restoring a Sense of Well-Being in Children After a Disaster
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Coping after Mass Violence