Mental health experts say Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, could stir disturbing memories and trauma for Tucsonans affected by the Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting.
The Tucson shooting, which occurred in daylight in a supermarket parking lot, killed six people and injured 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Friday's mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead, including a 6-year-old girl. Dozens more were injured.
The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, which is the area's regional behavioral health agency, says there is free local grief counseling, including a phone line that was created in the wake of the Tucson shooting.
The agency cites the following resources:
•Tragedy Support Line: 284-3517 or 1-800-796-6762, available at no cost 24/7 for support and information.
•Community-Wide Crisis Line: 622-6000 or 1-800-796-6762, available at no cost 24/7.
Anyone in Pima County can walk in to:
•Crisis Response Center, just south of Ajo Way and Country Club Road, available 24/7 for crisis services to children and/or adults
•SAMHC, 2502 N. Dodge Blvd. (entrance from Flower Street), available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for crisis services to children and/or adults