Behavioral and Mental Health Resources
Reference www.vegasstrongrc.org for entire list of resources
The Southern Nevada Health District has provided a list of mental health-related resources available here: http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/hot-topics/1-october-2017.php
Here is a link to an informative blog that may help you in choosing a trauma therapist. The information on the blog is applicable to both children and adult age groups when choosing a trauma therapist: http://www.childtrauma.com/blog/find-good-therapist/
The Vegas Recovery program will reimburse you for expenses you have paid for counseling services after your insurance company pays their part related to the 1 October event. This can include co-pays. We recommend you talk to your insurance company to find out which participating providers are listed and trained as trauma therapists in your local community.
If you do not have insurance, your benefits have been exhausted, or there are other extenuating circumstances, we have therapists that are able to support you at no cost. Listed below are vetted therapists that the Vegas Recovery program will pay directly:
1640 Alta Dr. Ste. 4
Las Vegas, NV 89106
714 East Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
7371 West Charleston Blvd. Ste. 110
Las Vegas, NV 89117
*For youth and adolescent ages
702-486-7865 Southern Nevada
775-688-1670 Northern Nevada
702-486-7865 Rural Nevada
400 Shadow Lane Ste. 106
Las Vegas, NV 89106
– OR –
3343 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
William D. Carlson Education Bldg (CEB), Room 226
Disaster Distress Helpline
Victims can also contact the Disaster Distress Helpline for crisis intervention support and resources. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746. Visit our website – https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.
Support from PTSD Experts Available to Providers Treating Survivors of Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
The PTSD Consultation Program at the VA’s National Center for PTSD provides consultation to any provider treating veterans, including those outside of VA. Now the program has been temporarily expanded to offer free consultation to providers whose clients (Veteran or non-Veteran) were impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. Expert PTSD clinicians are available to provide consultation about educational resources, assessment, treatment, referrals, or any other questions related to helping clients with the psychological effects of this event. To ask a question or request consultation simply email: PTSDconsult@va.gov or call 866-948-7880. More information about the program is available at: www.ptsd.va.gov/consult.
Online FBI Victim Assistance Services
The FBI has collected and cataloged thousands of belongings left behind at the Route 91 Harvest Festival venue. All requests for belongings lost at the festival site are being processed through the FBI’s Victim Services Division website and an online questionnaire process. Access the questionnaire at http://www.fbi.gov/lvmusicfestivalshooting. Event attendees also can email inquiries to the FBI at LVFestivalAssist@fbi.gov.
Legal Aid in Southern Nevada
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the State Bar of Nevada are committed to providing free legal assistance to those affected by the Las Vegas tragedy in the following areas:
- Employment issues
- Probate and estate matters including powers of attorney
- Immigration issues
- Insurance claims
- Landlord – tenant issues
- Family law (custody, divorce, guardianship) and more.
If you would like to speak with an attorney, please call (702) 386-1598, Monday through Friday during the hours 8:30am to 5:00pm. Please note: we are not providing legal assistance with claims for personal injury, wrongful death, or negligence. If you are looking for legal representation for claims related to personal injury, wrongful death, or negligence, please contact the State Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service at (702) 382-0504 or (800) 789-5747.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Website
Resources from Immediately after 1 October
*These may have changed in the past few months since the event. Please contact the appropriate party for current information. We will update this list as best we can. You can view the original list here.
MGM Resorts International has established a hotline for victims, family members, and others to speak about what happened.
Those impacted can call 702-692-2300 or call toll-free at 888-634-7111.
MGM Resorts International has also sent out a call for certified trauma counselors. Anyone who is able to volunteer their time for counseling services can go to Circus Circus – Ballroom D and will be given an assignment. Those who respond just have to ask for Tommy Gorbal.
Circus Circus is located at 2880 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.
LAS VEGAS COUNSELING CENTER
The Las Vegas Counseling Center is offering free services this week for those in need. They can be contacted at 702-466-3750.
They are located at 7391 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 150.
THE SPRINGS CHURCH
In addition to prayer offerings, pastors and church leaders are offering pastoral care and counsel to people, as needed.
The Springs Church is located at 4161 N. Rancho Drive, #110.
TRY – TRAUMA RECOVERY YOGA
TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga is offering to help the victims and volunteers through meditation and yoga, specializing in trauma recovery.
They will offer a free class, as well as donations to victims. Exact time and location of a free meditation and yoga program is still TBA.
COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
The Community Counseling Center is offering assistance to the community in this time of need by providing supportive services in a safe environment.
CCC will be opening their doors to anyone affected by the tragedy each evening this week from 6:30-8 p.m. and counselors will be available. Call 702-369-8700 with any questions.
The CCC is located at 714 E. Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.
LAKE MEAD WELLNESS CENTER
The Lake Mead Wellness Center is hosting two process groups for those affected by the recent events in our city on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Both will be held at 311 South Water Street in Henderson.
Call their Director, Michelle Blakeley, if you have any questions at 702-907-8306.
No RSVP is needed and both groups are complimentary. Therapists will be available to help process and give next steps for those who would like them.
CORRIDOR OF HOPE WELLNESS
Corridor of Hope Wellness is offering free counseling for the victims, family members, and first responders involved in Sunday night’s shooting.
The address is located at 1830 E Sahara Avenue, Suite #109. You are also able to call 702-522-9000 or 702-370-2960. COH is located about 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
UnitedHealthcare and Southwest Medical Associates are opening Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people affected by the recent mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas.
Optum’s toll-free helpline number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. The helpline offers specially trained Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.
Along with the toll-free help line, emotional support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
ALTA WELLNESS CENTER
Alta Wellness Center, a mental health and wellness agency, will be offering a free support group to the community: “Coping with Traumatic Events.”
Available to locals every weekday from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 3 – 13, 2017, this group will offer coping tools and emotional support for anyone who may be struggling with immediate and long-term effects of trauma and loss.
The support group will be held at Alta Wellness Center: 6655 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite E100, Las Vegas, Nev.
NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE
There are Grief and Bereavement services available through Nathan Adelson Hospice and their spiritual staff is fully engaged in providing guidance to those who have suffered loss.
Community members can contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan Adelson Hospice will also be hosting a Community Grief Support Group on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. as part of their ongoing efforts to provide assistance to those affected by Sunday’s tragic events. It will be held at the Center for Compassionate Care at 4131 Swenson Street.
UNLV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CRISIS COUNSELING
In response to Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the UNLV School of Medicine is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy.
If you or a loved one needs to speak to someone, the professionals at the Mojave Counseling Clinic on West Charleston can help.
The clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. All are trained to help individuals work through the myriad of issues brought about by this type of tragedy.
The sessions will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 253-0818.
UNITED CITIZENS FOUNDATION
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, United Citizens Foundation is offering free behavioral health services to anyone needing assistance during this difficult time. United Citizens Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to address behavioral health and substance abuse in Southern Nevada.
Licensed therapists are available to provide counseling services at the North Las Vegas office of United Citizens Foundation by calling (702) 485-1718. UCF is located at 2048 North Las Vegas Boulevard.
Oasis Counseling, LLC, a private outpatient mental health clinic, announced it will be offering free trauma assessments for anyone affected by the deadly mass shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, on the Las Vegas Strip. The real fear with PTSD is the weeks after the crisis where you begin to develop major symptoms including major sleep disorder, exaggerated startle response, extreme anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, and survivor’s guilt. It is essential that this issue is dealt with ASAP before it has a chance to set in.
All three of the Oasis Counseling locations will be accepting individuals for initial assessments free of charge. The offices are located at the following addresses: 375 N. Stephanie Street, Building 8, Henderson, Nev.; 2360 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Ste. 120, Henderson, Nev.; and 7361 Prairie Falcon Road, Ste. 110, Las Vegas, Nev. Anyone interested in receiving treatment should contact Oasis Counseling at 702-294-0433 or visit the website at www.OasisCounselingToday.com for more information.
Skye Counseling is offering free counseling services and assistance this week for those affected by the tragedy. Please call 702-930-9383 for more information. Skye is located at 2950 E Flamingo Road, Ste. E (cross street McCloud Dr.), Las Vegas, Nev.
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering a free counseling helpline where they can receive support any time day or night – which might be especially helpful for those who are unable to seek help in person for whatever reason.
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
Call: 1-800-985-5990 (same number as above) and press “2”
Text: Hablanos to 66746 (from the continental U.S.)
RED ROCK PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
Red Rock Psychological Health will be hosting group therapy for trauma survivors free of charge. Also, they have room for free walk-in mental health emergencies related to the shootings. Please call 702-898-5311. Group is Wednesday at 2 p.m. and walk-in clients can be seen as needed. Lyft also giving free rides to clients so they can get to our practice.
SecondChance Resources, LLC would like to offer FREE THERAPY from licensed therapists to ANYONE in need during this tragic and emotional toll taking time. Call them at 702-644-1686 for more information.
NEVADA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
In response to the tragedy from Sunday’s event, the NPA has compiled a list of mental health resources available to our community including free and reduced fee services for crisis counseling, resources for talking to children about that happened, and emergency distress hotline information. This is the link to their Disaster Response Page: https://www.nvpsychology.org/public/disaster-response/.
In the wake of the recent tragic shooting at the Las Vegas Village Festival Grounds Bridge Counseling opened their doors Monday morning at 7 a.m. for those who were experiencing emotional distress related to this horrific event. Bridge Counseling has continued to provide services to the Las Vegas community and is working closely with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as well as the State of Nevada and Clark County Mental Health Services.
FREE Trauma Process Group therapy sessions are available at 3 p.m. daily Monday- Friday to help victims and their families, as well as the victim service providers, law enforcement, and first responders in need during this difficult time.
One-on-one sessions are also available for the remainder of this week at no charge for those in need.
A “Therapy for Therapists” Group session will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 9 a.m. at the Bridge Counseling offices. This group is specifically for local therapists treating trauma survivors.
Bridge Counseling is located at 1640 Alta Drive, Suite 4, Las Vegas, Nev.
RIGHTS SOCIETY & THE LAS VEGAS RADICAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE
Trauma advocacy support services for anybody and everybody impacted by the recent tragedy in Las Vegas will be offered by Rights Society, The Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective, and local volunteers. We want you to know that there is a support system here for you. We are also accepting volunteers. If you don’t know where to go, who to talk to, or where to start, but you know you need help or human connection, then start with us.
Trauma Advocates will be providing a place to come and talk about your experiences or anything at all. A list of support services is being maintained and advocates will be walking through getting in touch with whatever resources survivors need to seek healing. Advocates will also be following up in the weeks and months to come to provide a real, human connection and make navigating seeking help more approachable. If you or anyone you know needs a safe place to go and a friendly face to talk to, even if you’re not ready to seek help right now, they are here for you.
Location: The Center – 401 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Further hours are to be determined and will be updated on our website as they are made available.
You can call the Rights Society at (702) 483-7006 to talk to somebody during those hours. Further information and resources can also be found at www.rightssociety.us/support.
If you are interested in volunteering call (208)254-0457 and ask for Alexander, or leave a message and mention that trauma advocacy is the reason for your call.
If you would like to be on our list for referrals, or if you know of any additional places accepting volunteers or donations, please email email@example.com, call (702) 483-7006 or contact Alexander Hawkins on Facebook.
HEADS UP NEVADA
Heads Up provides state-of-the-art cognitive and behavioral services to all Nevadans who are faced with emotional, mental and physical challenges by utilizing the comprehensive and integrated tools and resources necessary to assist individuals, couples, and their families in overcoming any challenges from the most simple to the most traumatic and ultimately leading them to resolution and empowerment.
Behavioral Bilingual Services (BBS Counseling), DREAM Big Vegas (DBV), Mente Sana, and other community organizations have joined efforts to provide support for victims and survivors of the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
“We are currently offering free bilingual counseling to the victims and survivors of the tragic event in our city,” said Ingrid Sanchez, owner of BBS Counseling. “We have welcomed over 100 individuals who in one way or another have been affected by this tragedy. They were the workers of the event, the individuals who were cleaning up the garbage, cleaning the bathrooms, and or family members of those involved.”
DBV and Mente Sana, the nonprofit arm of BBS Counseling, have also come together to collect donations for these survivors, many who will not be able to return to work because of the emotional trauma or injuries caused by the attack.
If people would like to support their efforts, they can do so by dropping off non-perishable goods, water, food, and hygiene products to the following location:
Donation Drop Off Location: 2215C Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, Nev. 89119
Donation Drop off Times: Monday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Clinical psychologist Cortney S. Warren recommends that people without insurance who need support can call Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada They provide medical, dental, and mental health services to uninsured kids and adults in Nevada. For more information visit ChooseHonesty.com
Those in need of specific referrals for more complex issues can contact Cortney directly at CortneyWarren@ChooseHonesty.com
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