A Message from the Board of Directors Regarding Recent Violence

Teen being comforted by adult

It is with utmost consideration and regard to the recent inexcusable acts that took so many innocent lives at Robb Elementary School shooting that the American Association of Doctors of Behavioral Health (AADBH) offers its condolences. We are deeply saddened by the violence the people of our country have endured. That is to say that our nation has experienced multiple hate crimes, and violent acts. Our world has experienced senseless loss of valuable human lives amidst a worldwide pandemic while nations engage in war. We offer our sincere regards to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives. AADBH also stands with the survivors left in the aftermath.

Therefore, we urgently call those who are struggling with thoughts of harming themselves or violence toward others to seek assistance tonight. These difficult times call for recognizing the strength in seeking support. If you or someone you know is struggling, please request guidance from an appropriate professional. The AADBH is here to offer compassion and assistance to all who seek support.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@aadbh.org and we will do our best to assist. For those who may need someone to talk to, you may call the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-6264 or chat with them M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET. In a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling.

Please check back for updates on additional resources and articles offering guidance from our board professionals.


The Board @ AADBH

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