A Statement About The Club Q Colorado Springs Tragedy
Mental Health Partners mourns the devastating loss of 5 lives at Club Q in Colorado Springs on Saturday. The fact that this unimaginable incident also happened on Transgender Day of Remembrance adds further weight to this senseless act of violence as we honor and remember community members who lost their lives. Safe spaces are critical for the LGBTQI+ community, and blatant attacks on these spaces can traumatize or retraumatize community members near and far – especially for a community that has already experienced past harm.
To our LGBTQI+ clients, community members, and colleagues:
We see you, we hear you, we mourn with you, and we stand with you in solidarity. You are not alone. Struggling emotionally and mentally after such a disaster is normal and know that we are here for you and encourage you to use the resources you need to take care of yourself. Our clinical teams have been working with partners to add support where most needed in our communities. And, as always, thank you for being there for our clients as they navigate this senseless violence.
To the rest of our Colorado community:
Waking up to yet another act of violence in our backyard is devastating. As many of us celebrate time with friends and family this week, remember that 5 individuals and their families have been denied this opportunity. We encourage you to join us in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community, and reach out to a friend or loved one who might be in need of support at this difficult time.
If you or someone you know need support, we encourage you to check out the following resources:
- National Victims of Violent Crimes. Call 1-202-467-8700
- Colorado Crisis Services. 1-844-493-TALK (8225), or text TALK to 38255
- Trevor Project. Call 212-695-8650, or text START to 678-678
- Trans Lifeline. Call 877-565-8860
- Out Boulder County. Visit OBC’s new Equality Center of the Rocky Mountains at 3340 Mitchell Lane in Boulder for in-person support.
- The BoulderStrong Resource Center at 2935 Baseline Road will be open to the public Monday to Wednesday this week — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — with counseling, massage, acupuncture and other services, and has online resources on their website.
- Mental Health Partners. Our Walk-In Crisis Center at 3180 Airport Rd. in Boulder is open 24/7 to the public. You can also call our main helpline at (303) 443-8500. In addition, you can check out these online resources on our website: