Help Prevent Gun Violence

Help Prevent Gun Violence

NEW: The Firearm Life Plan … a toolkit designed to help families and individuals ensure firearm responsibility through discussions about firearms and aging, and planning in the event of a mental or physical disability or death of a loved one who owned a firearm. Created by researchers and other professionals at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center in Denver with funding from the National Institute of Aging, this toolkit contains a Firearm Inventory Worksheet, Conversation Starters, Warning Signs and Assessments, FAQs, Resources and more. You can download the documents individually or the full toolkit here.

Resources for Help.2022
Are you or a loved one a victim of gun violence? Listed below are organizations with resources and services to help prevent gun violence for families and vulnerable populations such as children, victims of domestic violence/abuse, those coping with mental illness, our military and first responders, and more. This list is also available in a downloadable and printable PDF format.

For Children

SafeKids Worldwide
SafeKids Ohio 1-330-543-3091
Children’s Defense Fund Ohio Gun Violence Protection

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Online chat
Espanol: Ayuda En Español 1-888-628-9454
For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss 1-800-499-4889
First Responders
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation 1-614-429-1528
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Ohio
• Columbus Recovery Center … Depression and Suicide Resource Guide

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline 1-800-950-6264
NAMI Ohio 1-800-686-2646
Crisis Text Line Text HOME or NAMI to 741741

Active Military and Veterans
Veterans/Military Crisis Lines 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1)
Deaf and hard of hearing 1-800-799-4889
Text 838255
Online Chat

Domestic Abuse
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Deaf Services
Espanol Hotline

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