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Supporting Wellness and Recovery in Gilroy
1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 Press 2 for Spanish.
Provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department free of charge. Drop-ins welcome!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1215 First Street Gilroy, CA 95020
1 (408) 295-2656
If you were at the Gilroy Garlic Festival during the shooting you and your family qualify for victim witness services.
People seeking property abandoned at the festival can contact Gilroy Police Department.
Unexpected violence and loss can result in feelings of fear,
panic, loss grief or guilt among people who have a connection to the event and
others in the community, or even those who are watching it on the news. These feelings can emerge days or even weeks later.
Mass Violence and Trauma-Specific Information
This SAMHSA tip sheet introduces some of the signs of grief and anger after an incident of
community violence, provides useful
information about to how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping
children deal with grief.
Coping With Grief
After Community Violence
The SAMHSA Disaster Distress
survivors, family members, responders, and recovery
workers who are affected by incidents of mass
violence and other disasters. Information on this web page includes a list of risk factors for distress, information on lockdown
notices and other warnings, and additional
resources for coping.
of Mass Violence
General Disaster Response and Recovery
tip sheet gives stress prevention and management tips for dealing with the
effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. It
lists tips to relieve stress, describes how to
know when to seek professional help, and provides accompanying resources.
Tips for Survivors
of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress
This fact sheet
from the American Red Cross explains normal reactions to a disaster, what a
survivor can do to cope with these emotions, and
where to seek additional help if needed.
Red Cross Ready: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster
Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and
Other Caregivers, and Schools
This fact sheet can help parents, caregivers, and teachers recognize and
address problems in children and teens affected by a disaster. Readers
can learn about signs of stress reactions that are common in young survivors at
different ages, as well as how to help children through grief. Also, see: Traumatic Grief and Terrorism
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope
After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and
This fact sheet
explains how media coverage of a traumatic
event may affect children and provide
strategies to help parents address these effects.
Your Child Cope With Media Coverage of Disasters: A Fact Sheet for Parents
From the National
Child Traumatic Stress Network, lists of different
psychological reactions to a shooting and its related
consequences (e.g., decreases in school performance, sleep disturbances)
Impact of the Recent Shooting
This fact sheet from
the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress provides
tips for professionals to help them communicate effectively about a shooting,
ensure physical safety and security, and provide
answers to some common questions.
a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals
Leaders play critical roles in the recovery of
communities and individuals after disasters.
Grief Leadership: Leadership in the
Wake of Tragedy Leadership Communication:
Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events