If You Need Mental Help Services After The Walmart Shooting Here’s Where To Call
The Walmart shooting this Saturday morning devastated the entire city of El Paso. There is nothing we can do to bring back those who were killed, but we can help each other get through this tragedy.
Personally, I cannot get over being so damned angry about this happening to my city. I grew up in the neighborhood. I shop in the Walmart where all those innocent people were killed. My siblings and I went to school in MacArthur Elementary where families gathered to find out if their loved ones were dead or alive. I'm so damned angry and sad that El Paso is having to deal with this tragedy. I'm lucky, however. I have a large family I can talk to about my feelings. We have cried and helped each other try to come to grips with this tragedy, but I know there are a lot of people who need someone to talk to.
Here are some numbers and places to turn to if you need grief counseling in the wake of this weekend's tragedy at Walmart:
To speak to a counselor, text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a Crisis Counselor or call the Crisis Mental Hotline at 1-877-541-7905.
You can call the Emergence Health Network Crisis Hotline at 915-779-1800.
The VA of El Paso is urging any veterans who are victims or are family of any victims to call the Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The El Paso Veterans Center is providing crisis counseling to all veterans in the El Paso area. They are located at 1155 Westmoreland Dr.. For more information call (915) 772-0013.