Coping During a Tragedy

Coping During a Tragedy

In times of tragedy, it is important to talk with your peers, children and other family members to help them cope. Here are some resources on how to help yourself or a loved one.

We have compiled a list of resources to provide guidance on coping with stress and how to talk to kids about violence.

Use the resources below to connect with strategies for coping after a tragedy.

Click here for tips on how to manage distress and find help after a tragedy.

Click here to learn more about emotional distress after a mass shooting, and how to get help.

Click here for advice on talking with your children about shootings.

Click here for tips on how parents can approach media coverage after a shooting.

Click here for tips for parents and professionals on helping children feel safe again after a mass shooting.

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, you can:

  • Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional.
  • Text TALK to 38255
  • Visit any Walk-In CenterThe nearest one to Mental Health Center of Denver services is located at 4353 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

We offer adult, youth and spanish versions of Mental Health First Aid, crucial training on how to help someone in need.