November 21st, 2022
Statement from NAMI Seattle staff on the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.
Our hearts are with everyone who went through and was impacted by the tragedy in Colorado Springs this weekend. The loss, trauma, and grief are incalculable. We mourn with, and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
What should have been a night of celebration was ended by violence fueled with hate. No one should have to live in fear for their life. Everyone deserves to live as their authentic self.
Use your voice to stand against hate, bigotry, and discrimination. Our words and actions matter; they impact our policies, laws, and communities. How we treat, care and show up for each other matters.
NAMI Seattle is here for our community. As we advocate for mental health care for all, we stand against hate and we offer a safe, affirming space for everyone who needs it. We encourage you to reach out to your support systems and check-in on each other. You can find a list of mental health resources and ways to support those impacted below.
The NAMI Seattle Team
Support the Colorado Springs community
Colorado Healing Fund provides a secure way to donate to victims of the Club Q tragedy
Mental Health Resources
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: call or text 988
Crisis Text Line: text START to 741-741
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources
Trevor Project Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386 | Text START to 678-678 | Chat Online https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Ingersoll Gender Center Ingersoll is one of the oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities in the United States.
PFLAG can offer peer support and help LGBTQ+ individuals find resources that are right for them. PFLAG Seattle Chapter :(206) 325-7724
Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center Resources
Washington Mental Health Resources
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-866-4CRISIS or 206-461-3222
WA Recovery Help Line 1-866-789-1511
WA Warm Line 1-877-500-WARM (9276)
WA 211: Call 2-1-1 for information & referrals to community services
NAMI Seattle Helpline: Call/text: 425-298-5315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Mental Health Resources from King County Public Health
WA Listens BIPOC Mental Health Line: Call 425-610-8161