Mental Health Resources for Those Impacted by Recent Mass Shooting Incidents
If you or your loved ones are experiencing mental health distress related to the mass shooting incidents in California, do not hesitate to ask for help. 24/7 support and resources are available through our Help Line at (800) 854-7771 and through the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
See below resources for additional ways you can support yourself and others during this time:
- Mental Health and Stress After An Emergency (LACDMH / DPH)
- Supporting Through Recovery Booklet (LACDMH)
- Our Stories & Our Journey on Mental Health Recovery and Resilience (LACDMH)
- LACDMH Mental Health Resource Flyers in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
- Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Counseling Association)
- Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings (American Psychological Association)
- Mass/Community Violence Mental Health Resources (SAMHSA)
- “Coping with the Loss of a Loved One”, available in English | العربية (Arabic) | հայերեն (Armenian) | អក្សរខ្មែរ (Khmer) | 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)| 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese) | فارسى (Farsi) | 日本語 (Japanese)| 한국어 (Korean) | Русский (Russian) | Español (Spanish)| Tagalog | Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Additional Grief & Loss Resources
Coping with a disaster can be difficult. You are not alone. Stress, anxiety, and depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster for both children and adults. Getting help as soon as possible is the best way to protect your long-term mental health.
Services are available to help you and others cope with reactions or feelings during or after a disaster. If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, please reach out now for help:
Mental Health Help Line: Call (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 to find immediate help or access local mental health services. This 24/7 multilingual LA County hotline also enables disaster victims to receive screening, assessment, referrals and crisis counseling over the telephone.
Para cualquier pregunta relacionada con el manejo del estrés y problemas de salud mental, comuníquese con nuestro departamento de salud mental al numero (800) 854-7771
Additional emergency-related information, resources and support are also available at:
L.A. County Emergency Response: Visit https://www.lacounty.gov/emergency/ for the latest information and updates about the County’s disaster response and recovery efforts, including services available to affected residents and businesses.
Access LA County Social Services: Call 211 or visit www.211la.org for 24/7 help in finding disaster services, support or referrals you or your family may need during or after a disaster.
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call (800)-985-5990, text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor or visit its website for disaster-related resources. The national, multilingual helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
Coping with Re-Traumatization: Info sheets in English and Spanish
Mental Health and Stress After an Emergency: This one-page resource can help you identify common reactions and what you can do for you and your family.
Helping Kids Cope: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers resources for helping children handle a wildfire disaster and offers tools like an activity guide for children and teens who face evacuation in a disaster. You can also download the Help Kids Cope Phone App for Apple or Help Kids Cope Phone App for Android.
Recursos en Español: Explora estos recursos en español para ayudarte a comenzar una conversación sobre la salud mental con miembros de tu familia y tu comunidad.
Salud Mental y Estrés Después de Una Emergencia