Another preventable tragedy has affected us here in Colorado – and once again, we’re trying to find the words to respond. Yesterday’s mass shooting at a Colorado Springs birthday party was an act of domestic violence in a dating relationship.
It’s incredibly difficult to heal from trauma when it keeps happening. We hope that all of you, particularly our friends in Colorado Springs, will take time to breathe and grieve the impact of this loss in our community. Here are some Colorado Springs and statewide resources that can help:
Colorado Springs resources:
- Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UC Colorado Springs
- Diversus Health – Colorado Springs-based mental health and well-being services
- The Family Center – Colorado Springs-based org specializing in areas of trauma, sexual abuse, family violence, PTSD and anxiety
- Colorado College resources:
- The Badass Quarterly – Colorado College PDF on violence prevention and responding to people in distress
- Managing Traumatic Exposure and Events
- TESSA – the community-based domestic violence agency serving the Colorado Springs area
- Colorado Crisis Services Hotline
- Ekhart Yoga – free online yoga and meditation classes
- Boundless in Motion – Zen meditation and grief rituals
Take action against gun violence in domestic violence situations by asking your Colorado legislators to support HB 1255.