Crisis Information and Resources
Aurora Mental Health Center remains committed to provide counseling to individuals who would benefit from professional support as they continue to cope with the emotional impact of the events of July 20, 2012.
The Board of Directors of Aurora Mental Health Center has approved the following:
- The center will not charge any out-of-pocket costs for our services to anyone who was in the theater complex the night of July 19, and the morning of July 20, 2012, and their immediate family members. This also includes all first responders to the tragedy and their immediate families.
Helpful Links and Downloads
We have setup the following links to provide you with the best information available to help you and your family to cope with the aftermath of recent tragedies including the Aurora Theatre shooting our community experienced on July 20, 2012. Please use this information when talking to your family, your friends and especially your children who might appear to be having a difficult time dealing with these events.
Resources in Response to the Boston Tragedy:
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/talking_to_children_about_the_bombing.pdf http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/tips_for_parents_media_bombing_final1.pdf http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/terrorism-war-affect-vets.asp
Resources for Helping Children in Response to Disasters:
Resources in Response to Disasters or Traumatic Events:
Resources in response to Disasters—Spanish versions
Resources in Response to the Shootings:
NEW WEBSITE AIDS IN TRAUMA RECOVERY
The 7/20 Recovery Committee and Aurora Mental Health Center announced the launch of a new web-based recovery program. This site is designed to provide those affected by the theater shooting in July with information and guidance that can help them move toward recovery. While this site was in response to the theater shooting, it is available to anyone who has experienced a trauma.
The site, www.aurorastrong.bluesunsupport.com/, offers an interactive, skill-building experience that actually teaches people the skills they can use to help overcome the trauma created by events such as the July 20 theater shooting.
Although the site is not intended to replace professional counseling, it offers detailed information about trauma; what it is; how it affects each person differently; how trauma recovery works; what the common pitfalls are for people who have experienced a traumatic event and very specific ways people can aid in their own recovery.
COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS – Dr. Mara Kailin
Within hours of the theater tragedy on July 20, 2012, highly trained staff members from Aurora Mental Health Center provided counseling, education and support to anyone who needed it. That continues today, and will for as long as it is needed.
Donations made through the Giving First link (below) that you designate as "Community Healing" in the box marked Special Instructions, will be used to provide counseling, education and mental health services for victims, first responders, family members and those in our community affected by this tragedy.