A Statement About The Club Q Colorado Springs Tragedy

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: