We are a counseling and support center made up of agencies that are actively involved in creating a resilient community. Through the highest quality of care and support services, we are focused on assisting with the recovery of everyone in Uvalde.
Services are available to family members of the deceased, those suffering physical and emotional injuries, Robb Elementary School faculty, staff, students, community and others impacted by this tragedy.
The UTRC houses agencies that provide several services, including:
All services are FREE of charge and provided regardless of citizenship status.
Even if you do not feel like it, go to work, go to school and try to carry on with your usual chores. It helps to reduce stress if you continue doing the things you would normally do every day.
Feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety and depression are common after a traumatic event. When you feel distressed, do not be alone. Talk to someone who is understanding and cares about you.
If you are struggling with memories, flashbacks or reminders of violence, counseling can offer some coping strategies. It is not uncommon for survivors of mass violence to seek counseling months or even years after an event.
It is not unusual for survivors of a traumatic event to feel guilt. To process this emotion, it may help to find a way to honor those who died or were injured by remembering them in private, with your faith community, or by doing an activity that has meaning to you in the community at large.
Many people who have suffered from mass violence say it is helpful over time to connect with other survivors. The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center can help connect survivors with support group resources in Uvalde and other communities.
If images of the event or loud noises trigger unease, remind yourself that the event is not happening again and these bad feelings will pass. Try writing down what bothers you when you are feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Practice the coping skills that help: breathing, walking and talking to others.
People grieve and cope with trauma in different ways and over varying lengths of time. Reminders of a tragic event can cause distress for survivors, family members of victims and others impacted. Special events and anniversaries, hearing certain songs or loud noises like fireworks, watching news stories about other violent events, or experiencing crowds may cause feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt, flashbacks, or other symptoms.
These suggestions from mental health experts may help you cope:
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After hours, on weekends or holidays, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.