For some insights and answers, we revisit a conversation from 2016 between Dr. Janis Bohan and Dr. Glenda Russell, who has spent more than two decades doing research, writing, consulting, and therapy around precisely these questions. Alongside this 2016 interview, we reached back out to Dr. Russell after the Club Q shooting to better understand the current context in which the shooting occurred. We also hear from OutSources Collective member Stoney Bertz, who is a Colorado Springs resident and Southern Colorado Field Organizer for One Colorado.
For more information and resources from Dr. Glenda Russell on how to care for yourself and your community, you can visit her website.
For additional resource related to mental health, see below:
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8225)
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
The Trevor Project: Text START to 678-678; 1-866-488-7386
LGBTQ+ National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
For more information on how to support the victims and family members affected by the Club Q shooting, Colorado Gives 365 has created a fund that you can donate to. You can also go to this GoFundMe page, which has been created by Faith Haug of Good Judy Garage to raise funds for the families of the victims killed in the tragic shooting, as well as to help with medical expenses for those injured.