SANTA FE, Texas — When tragedy strikes, we cover the story. However, when our cameras leave, the unimaginable pain for victims and their families never goes away.
Sadly we're reminded of that after a third case of suicide within a week of someone connected to a school mass shooting.
In the middle of a community still grieving, there's a safe space in Santa Fe, Texas.
"Here at the Resiliency Center, it's our job and our focus to bring hope and healing," said Wendy Norris, spokeswoman for the City of Santa Fe. "It's everybody from parents, it's business owners that may have brought in children that were fleeing that day."
Anyone impacted by the Santa Fe High School shooting can get help for free.
"As a parent, some days are a little more emotional than others," said Mandy Jordan, a parent. "It was more than me as a mom could do and I think any parent, that's big step to be able to say, ok, we need more help."
Because the center is funded through grants, they're still here almost a year later. If you hear one message from them, they hope it will be this...
"I want them to know they can get help, if you know of somebody or you have a friend or you just think there's something off about somebody you care about or even for yourself, please don't be afraid to come in and ask for help."
If you ever struggle with the thought of suicide for any reason, you're not alone. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
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