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At MACMH, our hearts are heavy for all those who have lost their lives to community gun violence in the Twin Cities this year. We grieve alongside the families and communities who have been touched by these senseless tragedies.

Many of the recent victims have been children and young adults. Some of them were parents with children of their own. All of them had futures that were cut short.

Santana Jackson, age 15
Jahmari Rice, age 15
Deshaun Hill, age 16
Angelo Morehead, age 23
Malik Travon Carr-Riggins, age 23
Casanova Carter, age 26
Mahamed Mahamud, age 27
Case Samuel Ritzman, age 30
Kyle Quinn, age 31
Latifa Brown, age 31

Each of these young people should still be alive today.

In addition to those who’ve lost their lives, there are many other victims of this recent violence, including those who’ve witnessed a shooting, those who’ve been shot and survived their injuries and those who are mourning the loss of someone close to them.

These horrifying events harm the mental health and wellbeing of so many and undermine our communities as a whole. We know you and your family may be experiencing trauma, grief and fear as a result of this violence.

The following resources are intended to help survivors, bystanders and grieving community members care for their mental health amid ongoing gun violence.

We hope you’re finding ways to care for yourself, and please know we’ll continue to be here to support you and your family.

Healing Justice Foundation: Support for Community Trauma
Sesame Street: Helping Kids Grieve
Supporting Children & Young People Bereaved By Murder or Manslaughter
Healing Toolkit for Survivors of Gun Violence
Mothers Against Community Gun Violence
Mental Health Providers of Color in Minnesota
Maji ya Chai Land Sanctuary for Communities of Color
Grief Support Groups for Children & Families

Brandon Jones, He/Him
Executive Director
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health