We are deeply saddened to hear about news of a school shooting in Santa Clarita. Whenever we hear about another tragedy involving gun violence, we grieve along with our fellow citizens and community members impacted by it.
NAMI California supports all of our communities. There is help and hope for those impacted. Our San Fernando Valley NAMI California affiliate offers support groups and other services.
NAMI sees gun violence as a national public health crisis that impacts everyone. We need to be careful that the response to these tragedies does not discourage people with mental health conditions from seeking treatment. Stigma far too often prevents people from getting the help they so desperately need.
Every time we experience a tragedy involving guns, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. Find out more on the subject of gun violence and mental health.