We at the Active Minds national office are thinking of all of you who are impacted by the unimaginable and shocking tragedy in Orlando, Florida. We know that the news is triggering and terrifying and that it stirs up so many deep and strong feelings. Please feel them and know that they are normal.
Please turn to those who support you and to mental health resources if you need them. (Here’s a list of11 small ways to cope with helpless feelings, from a trained therapist.) The national staff is always here to talk about ways to channel this pain into conversations and supportive events on your campus. You can contact the Chapters Team at 202-332-9595 or at email@example.com.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling — you’re not alone. The Trevor Project has a 24/7 hotline at1-866-488-7386. You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting “BRAVE” to 741-741. And no matter what, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
With love and in solidarity,
The Active Minds National Staff