National and State Helplines

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 24/7 free and confidential support from a trained advocate.
  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 24/7 free support from a trained counselor
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 free support from a trained counselor
  • text HOME to 741741

Call 2-1-1

  • 24/7 free and confidential service connecting people to local resources
  • 2-1-1

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • 24/7 crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster (including mass shootings)

Additional Resources & Tips

The Everytown Survivor Network

  • The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide network that connects survivors of gun violence to build a community, provide trauma-informed programs and trainings, and information on and referrals to direct services. The network is inclusive of anyone who has experience gun violence — where they witnesses an act of gun violence, have been threatened or wounded with a gun, or cared for someone who has been wounded or killed with a gun.
    • What they offer to survivors
      • Regular newsletters featuring survivors and information about upcoming trainings, self-care tips and support resources;
      • Educational webinars and mental health resources;
      • Recognition of the impact of gun violence on survivors with handmade ‘We Remember’ care cards on the yearly mark of their experience with gun violence;
      • Connection with other survivors online and in person through local Moms Demand Action chapters;
      • Guidance on story sharing and advocacy through the national and in-state trainings.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (National) – Coping Tips for Traumatic Events and Disasters

Office of Victims of Crime (National)Directory of Crime Victim Services

Employee Assistance Programs – Some employers provide employee assistance programs (EAP) offering free counseling services as part of their employee benefits package. Employees should speak with their human resources department for more information.


In an average year in Texas, 3,647 people die by guns. With a rate of 12.7 deaths per 100,000 people. Texas has the 28th highest rate of gun deaths in the United States.

For more information and statistics in each state, visit here.