Pebble in the Road - Disaster Distress Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, known as SAMSHA has a page on their website concerning immediate disaster assistance. Usually that means droughts, floods, fires and earthquakes. But it now also includes incidents of mass shooting and violence

It brings only sadness when there is a helpline for human generated incidents of mass shootings and mass violence. But here we are. It doesn't matter who gets killed or how many. 

At the time of recording, this there are state legislatures that are making easier to obtain a gun and a weapons originally intended for combat.

And a man who committed murder of a protestor in Texas will probably be pardoned not even a hard week after conviction. 

I want to use the f-word, the m-f word and all permutations I can think of to express how I feel. 
I try to keep it clean. So after the venting is the question.

How can I be of service?

I can help to spread the reach of this resource to more people, including those that need it and don't know that it exist.  

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

SAMSHA Disaster Distress Hotline is 1–800–985–5990 for voice or text calls. 

For those that need American Sign Language interpretation there is a FAQ about the videophone service with a signed explainer video on the page.

SAMSHA page on Incidents of Mass Violence.


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