NDNA Statement with Firstlink Information
On behalf of NDNA, we do not have the perfect statement regarding the news of yet another act of mass violence. This time it happened in a Texas grade school yesterday. We know this is a public health crisis as it is added to a list of mass shootings at other schools, grocery stores, churches, and public events. Today our focus is to support all people and our nurses who work in schools and in mental health. NDNA is here to help everyone work through the pain of your work and lives. Our hearts are sad and with you all.
Firstlink: https://myfirstlink.org/. FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention. FirstLink answers the 211 helpline, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and communicates via the text line 898-211. FirstLink provides these services across the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 from anywhere in our service area for confidential help and support.
~Sherri Miller, Executive Director of NDNA