Help for Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence

Hannah holds the bullet that killed her best friend. She was shot by the same bullet which ended up in her ribcage.

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Coping with the Aftermath of a Shooting

The epidemic of gun violence in America has left thousands dead and countless others with trauma in the aftermath of shootings. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. There’s help for victims and survivors of gun violence.

Mass shootings also have a collective impact on entire communities. Further, there is vicarious trauma from watching these tragedies unfold on the media. Children and youth can be particularly affected by stories of boys and girls getting shot in their classrooms, neighborhoods and places of worship.

It is especially important to know where to get help when you need it. Please use our collection of resources for coping with the impact of gun violence. 

Resources for Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence

Connect with fellow survivors, access victim services and get empowered by honoring those taken by gun violence. Here are some leading support groups for people directly affected by gun violence.  

Resources for Helping Children Cope with Gun Violence Tragedies

Learn how to talk with children about violence, handle the disturbing content they may see, and more. Here are just a few of the many resources available.  

Share Your Story

It can generally be healthy and meaningful to speak out about your experiences. With this in mind, we have an easy-to-fill-out online form that just takes a couple of minutes to complete. Because your voice matters, please share your story here. If you’re more comfortable, feel free to email our In-House Reporter, Dirk Perrefort