Gun violence shatters lives. There are resources available that offer information, support, and advocacy around issues that contribute to gun violence. There are things we can do to help prevent gun violence.
This list is only a handful of resources, but they are all full of information pertinent to the complicated issue of gun violence.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255 )
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
If you need immediate assistance, dial 911
State Coalition List
The State Coalition is a list of National Domestic Violence Centers in each state.
National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
Help Guide is an excellent information guide for all kinds of lifestyle, mental and emotional issues.
National Gun Violence Prevention Organizations
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence works to pass, enforce, and protect sensible laws and public policy that address gun violence at the federal and state level.
Violence Policy Center
The Violence Policy Center works to stop this annual toll of death and injury through research, advocacy, education, and collaboration. Firearms are the only consumer product not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.
The Center to Prevent Youth Violence
The Center to Prevent Youth Violence develops focused and empowering public health and safety campaigns that promote the simple steps parents, kids and others can take to prevent violence affecting youth, including: schools shootings, gang-related and other urban violence, firearm suicides, accidents and homicides that, along, claim the lives of eight children and teens every day.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws that save lives.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.
Gun Violence Prevention Campaigns and Initiatives
Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus is urging colleges and universities across the country to band together to oppose the gun lobby’s agenda to push guns into college campuses by signing onto a resolution that opposes legislation that would mandate that colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.
Protest Easy Guns
Protest Easy Guns promotes background checks for gun purchases and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, dangerous individuals, and people not capable of handling a gun responsibly.
Other Resource Links
American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology is a resource to understand and prevent suicide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the United States’ comprehensive health protection agency.
Means Matter / Suicide Prevention Campaign
Excellent resources coming out of Harvard’s School of Public Health. As we understand more about who attempts suicide and when and where and why, it becomes increasingly clear that how a person attempts–the means they use–plays a key role in whether they live or die.
Harvard Injury Control Research Center
The Harvard School of Public Health produces research on a wide-range of issues pertaining to public health, including a public health approach to preventing gun violence.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is devoted to the elimination of domestic violence in urban and rural areas, across all racial, religious and economic groups.