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Resources available for those affected by UNLV shooting

Updated December 7, 2023 - 2:15 pm

Families and survivors of the fatal UNLV shooting on Wednesday are not alone: Multiple resources are available in English and Spanish for those who need help in the aftermath of the tragedy.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is providing resources and referrals for counseling and other services. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2915 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100. The phone number is 702-455-AIDE (2433) or 1-833-299-2433 for callers outside Nevada. Information is also available on its website at www.vegasstrongrc.org.

Fuente de Vida Mental Health Services is providing resources for Spanish speakers who have been affected by the shooting. Licensed therapists are available for help.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is also available for those in need of emotional support following the shooting. People may call or text 988 or go to 988lifeline.org/chat to connect with professionals who specialize in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

University Police Services at UNLV invited those with questions to call 702-895-5575.

UNLV President Keith Whitfield said in a message Wednesday that although classes and other school-related activities are canceled through Sunday, the Student Health Center and Faculty and Staff Treatment Center will be open with full health care services available.

UNLV’s Student Counseling & Psychological Services is also offering crisis support services to students in-person and through telehealth beginning Thursday. For services, call 702-895-3627 or email caps@unlv.edu.

Bridge Counseling, a nonprofit counseling organization, is offering free services for the next two weeks for those impacted by the shooting, including first responders and their immediate family members. Bridge Counseling’s crisis team is also onsite to provide assistance. Appointments can be made with the organization by calling 702-474-6450.

The Uvalde Foundation, a nonprofit that works to prevent and respond to school violence incidents, is offering help through its 24-hour telephone and online mental health and crisis support line for university students and community members. Those in need of support can call 888-685-8464 and receive support from peers and professional counselors. To talk to someone online, go to theuvaldefoundation.com.

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