Once you recognize the signs of traumatic stress, reaching out to talk to someone is key in preventing more serious health problems. If you or anyone you know is currently dealing with any of the above signs of stress, the next step is to talk with an expert who can offer suggestions on how to work through it or where to seek additional help. Below is information for those who are seeking assistance.
Aurora Strong Resilience Center
An approachable, community based center where people can feel comfortable with others and with free services to encourage healing and the development of personal resilience skills, including: One-on-one and group counseling; Health and wellness classes; Art, Music, Writing; Yoga, meditation and much more. Aurora Strong helps to connect victims to community resources.
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
COVA is actively involved with providing immediate assistance to victims of the 7/20 tragedy. COVA is still actively seeking individuals who were present at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colo. the night of July 20, 2012, as well as residents of the Paris Street apartment building. Anyone who was present at the theater during the shooting or living at/visiting the Paris Street apartment building is encouraged to contact COVA at 1.800.261.2682 to schedule a time to meet with a victim advocate. COVA’s specially trained victim advocates can help assess each victim’s specific needs, help them navigate all of the resources available and connect them with those that meet each individual’s needs.
Aurora Mental Health Center
Phone: 303.617.2300 (24 hours/day)
Provides grief counseling, therapy, school-based therapists and other support services.
Denver Grief Counseling
Denver-based division of Front Range Counseling Center specializing in grief and loss.
Phone: 720. 941.0331
Judi’s House provides bereavement support groups specifically for grieving children and teen.
- American Social Health Association: Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922
- Alcohol Hotline (800) 331-2900
- Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics (888) 425-2666
- Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (800) 252-6465
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline (800) 622-2255
- Planned Parenthood Hotline (800) 230-PLAN (230-7526)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-TALK (8255)
- National Youth Crisis Hotline (800)442-HOPE (4673)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline (800) 662-4357
- National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children (800) 843-5678
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) (800) 656-HOPE
- National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse (800) 799-7233
- Abuse Victim Hotline (866) 662-4535
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
- National US Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
- Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (800) 931-2237