Mental Health America Statement on Thousand Oaks Shooting


On a press release sent by Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America. On the tragic occurrence that left 12 innocent people death plus the gunman.

"This morning, we were awakened to the horror of yet another mass shooting – this time at a nightclub in southern California. It is hard to ignore the shock of such news, and impossible at this early stage to determine the motive of the 28-year-old shooter.

"What we do know is this. The families of the 12 who died and the hundreds who survived will be affected by this event for the rest of their lives. Long after the physical wounds have healed, the trauma will remain. It is critically important that we recognize and understand this and do all that we can to offer the help and support that these individuals, families, and loved ones need.