Updated: May 14
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR ALLEN TX
VICTIMS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS
We at the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association mourn the lives lost from the senseless gun violence in Allen, Texas this past weekend:
James Cho, 3
Sofia Mendoza, 2nd Grade
Daniela Mendoza, 4th Grade
Christian LaCour, 20
Aishwarya Thatikonda, 27
Elio Cumana-Rivas, 32
Cindy Cho, 35
Kyu Song Cho, 37
We offer our deepest condolences to the families and communities affected by these tragedies and wish a speedy recovery for those who have been injured.
As an organization dedicated to promoting Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) mental health, we pledge our time and skills to continue the work to offer mental health programs and advocate for national policy changes in support of AAPI mental health and safety. In alignment with this commitment, we will spend the next few days checking in with local AAPI community and mental health organizations in the Allen, TX, Collin County, and Dallas/Fort Worth area and will amplify all efforts as we collectively mourn, grieve, process, and engage in restoration and care.
Vigils & Community Circles (In-Person/Virtual - forthcoming)
We acknowledge there has been an overwhelming lot to process and a wide range of emotions that are being experienced right now. Our communities have gone through significant trauma over the last three years, and this tragedy only adds to our collective anxiety, fears, and wounds. We encourage you to take extra care and attention to your whole health - mind, body, and spirit. If you or someone you know is in need of support, we encourage you to review the following resources and reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the organizations below for assistance.
See full resource guide at: https://bit.ly/allentxmentalhealthresources