A Letter Regarding the Tragedy at Club Q

Our hearts are with the victims, survivors, and loved ones of those who were at Club Q when the senseless mass shooting occurred. We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community throughout Colorado and our nation.

We believe that mental wellness depends on each person’s ability to live authentically and to live without fear of hate, discrimination, and violence.

We believe that safety is key to mental wellness and know that this attack on Club Q has shattered the sense of safety for so many.   

Leaning on people we trust and mental health professionals who are trained to support us through our grief is so very important. Everyone deserves support where they can be heard, seen, and valued – AND we know that grieving publicly is not a privilege accessible to all. Looking for safety during times of pain is a basic human need – and something no one should ever have to worry about, regardless of sexual orientation, identity, and expression.

North Range is a provider of Colorado Crisis Services. Our team is available to provide confidential and culturally sensitive mental health support for anyone who may be experiencing grief and trauma in response to the heartbreaking events at Club Q.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 970-347-2120, option 2, text TALK to 38255, walk-in to our crisis center at 928 12th Street in Greeley, or visit the Crisis Resiliency Center in at 5901 Majestic Street in Frederick.


Resources

There are resources available, as we pull together to not only stand in support of the greater LGBTQ+ and Club Q community, but as we rebuke anti-LGBTQ+ movements that plant seeds for violent acts such as this. The list below includes local and national supports as well as ways to find community and donate to victims of this tragedy.

In coming days and weeks, we will continue to share resources on social media to help us process our grief and take care of our emotional health.

The LGBTQ+ National Hotline - Anonymous, confidential safe space for all ages. Callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but not limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

The Trevor Project – Trained counselors trained to understand the challenges that LGBTQ+ young people face. They will listen without judgment and keep everything confidential

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - 988 is a 24/7 lifeline that is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services, but please note that the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.

  • Call: 988
  • Text: 988
  • Visit: 988lifeline.org
  • 988 also has resources and support for loss survivors. Visit https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/loss-survivors/

The Colorado Healing Fund – Founded by a group of victim advocates and community leaders to establish a secure way for the public to contribute to victims of mass casualty crimes in Colorado. The fund is currently activated for the Club Q Colorado Springs victims. It is administered by Colorado Gives and ensures that donated funds will go to victims and survivors of the Club Q shooting ·

Trans lifeline – Trans peer support, run by and for trans people.

Need help supporting a trans loved one? The Trans Lifeline also has a Family & Friends Line that provides peer support for friends, partners, family members and professionals supporting trans loved ones and community members. When you call, the operator will find out the best time to call you back and you will receive a call back from a Family & Friends operator who has lived experience supporting trans people.

  • Call: 1-877-565-8860 and ask for Family & Friends line

Rocky Mountain PBS Resource and Support List – Compiled information on vigils, supportive resources, and ways to help. ·

Coping after Mass Violence - Written for parents and families, this National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) tip sheet provides information about common reactions to mass violence and self-care tips for those living in communities where an incident of mass violence has taken place. The tip sheet also includes external resources for individuals seeking further support.

Greeley PFLAG - PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Crisis Support After Club Q – Envision:You has partnered with Mines & Associates to engage a national crisis intervention team of licensed mental health professionals to offer crisis debriefing to support the Colorado LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ ally communities. The goal is to foster healing and process grief for so many people impacted by this hate-motivated act of violence.

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