SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Every year, thousands of people are killed or injured as a result of gun violence. For survivors and victims of those tragic events, the impact on them and in the communities where these take place can be immeasurable. We have gathered resources to help those in need. You can find the fully vetted list below:
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SF Unified School District)
Call Hotline: 1-844-5-SayNow
Get the App: Google Play Or Apple Store
Students in 40 SFUSD middle and high schools will be able to submit tips 24/7/365 for any type of serious concerns about youth who may be struggling or potentially violent. This includes anything from school threats they've seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, abuse, bullying and depression.
Know the Signs: You Can Prevent Gun Violence and other Harmful Acts
Watch this PSA "Evan," an example of a school gun violence threat that could have been stopped. (Viewer discretion advised.)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 39,707 firearm-related deaths in 2019 in the United States. About 30% were homicides. Far more people suffer nonfatal injuries than die. 70 percent of people injured are from assaults.
Survivors of assaults may experience long-term consequences, like problems with memory, thinking, emotions, physical disability and chronic mental health conditions due to post-traumatic stress disorder. Mass shootings affect the sense of safety and security of entire communities and impact every day decisions.
American Counseling Association
American Counseling Association offers support following traumatic events. Please also keep an eye on others in the community in need of help.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline offering immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. For Spanish, text "Hablamos" to 66746
How to Talk to Children about Gun Violence
1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence
1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence is a team of volunteers who are committed to helping others.
- The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
- Giffords Law Center: To Prevent Gun Violence
- Everytown for Gun Safety
- Amnesty International: End Gun Violence
Click here for a look at other ways you can Take Action where you live.