Local resources for survivors and victims of gun violence

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

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:

RESOURCES:

Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SF Unified School District)

Submit a Tip Here

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.)

CDC Gun Violence Prevention

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.

Disaster Distress Hotline:

(800) 985-5990

Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. For Spanish, text "Hablamos" to 66746

Anti-Defamation League:

How to Talk to Children about Gun Violence

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms

1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence

1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence is a team of volunteers who are committed to helping others.

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

Click here for a look at other ways you can Take Action where you live.