Statement Regarding Santa Fe School Shooting
Statement by NAMI Gulf Coast on Santa Fe High School Shooting
Alvin, TX (May 18, 2018) – NAMI Gulf Coast extends our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those lost or injured in the horrific shooting that occurred in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018. No individual should have to experience senseless violence and no family or loved one should have to suffer such a loss. We stand together with all who are affected by the shooting in Santa Fe and offer our condolences as well as the support of our NAMI network in Texas.
When incidents of mass violence occur, it’s normal for people to experience emotional distress. Feelings such as overwhelming anxiety, trouble sleeping, and other depression-like symptoms are common responses to incidents of mass violence. We strongly encourage anyone experiencing symptoms of emotional distress to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling (Spanish-speakers should text Hablanos to 66746). The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline that provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
We extend our deepest condolences to all affected by the mass shooting in Santa Fe. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to NAMI Gulf Coast for assistance in finding support, services, and resources. You can connect with us by phone at 281-585-3100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Service Center: 888-267-4994
Gulf Coast Center Santa Fe Hotline: 866-729-3848
Teen Health Center: 409-766-5713
UTMB: Text “Support” to 37420