Life Science Cares deplores the rise of mass shootings throughout the nation. We must do more to prevent continued and senseless loss of lives in public spaces, including schools. We have put these resources together as a way to empower our community to do something meaningful against the rise of mass shootings. We stand with the people of Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa, Ames, Charleston, Philadelphia, Chattanooga, Phoenix, Saginaw, Summerton, and all communities suffering the impacts of gun violence.

We recognize and applaud the industry leaders using their voices to advocate for change, including the authors of this Biomedical Community’s Petition to Stop Gun Violence. In the words of the authors, “If this were a disease, our industry would be tackling it by developing new medicines. But as fellow Americans and parents, as a group that employs hundreds of thousands of people, and as a group that is positioned to support political candidates that take public health issues seriously, we ask our legislators to act now.” We encourage our network to continue to sign on to the petition and show broad industry support for bipartisan reforms.

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Gun Safety Organizations: 

  • Every Town For Gun Safety
    • Every Town for Gun Safety is a non-profit organization that raises money to prevent gun violence and save lives by the following:
      • Educating others about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership
      • Mobilizing grassroots supporters
      • Amplifying the voices of survivors of gun violence
    • Click here to donate, join the newsletter, or get messages about ways you can volunteer in the community.
  • Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
    • SAVE Promise clubs are a series of student-led organizations which encourage young people to help keep their friends, schools, and communities a safe space.
    • Click here to donate or to get involved.
  • Violence Policy Center
    • This nonprofit is committed to using a research-based approach to addressing gun violence in America and educating individuals about institutional structures that enable daily mass violence.
    • Click here to donate.
  • Moms Demand Action
    • This nonprofit is a movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures to protect people from gun violence. Along with this, they will offer treatment for mental health. The nonprofit has a volunteer chapter in every state along with Washington D.C. The organization is also a part of Every town for Gun Violence, making it the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.
    • Click here to donate or to take action.
  • Brady United
    • Brady: United Against Gun Violence is a nonprofit that advocates for gun control and against gun violence.
    • Click here to donate.
  • Live Free
    • LIVEFREE works to end the scourges of gun violence, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of Black and Brown bodies that tears at the soul of our society. LIVEFREE works with thousands of organizations and leaders throughout the country. The organization believes that investing in those who have experienced the pain and helping to build a new system for public safety is what brings peace to many cities across the country.
    • Click here to donate or to take action.

 

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741-741
  • Teen Line: 800-TLC-TENN (852-8336) or text TEEN to 839-863
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Additional Resources:

  • Click here for resources for helping youth cope after a mass shooting
  • Click here for post-mass shooting resources and programs
  • Click here for federal resources that are available to support youth after a mass shooting

Follow these Instagram accounts for additional information:

  • @bradybuzz
  • @EveryTown
  • @giffordscourage
  • @livefreeusa
  • @marchforourlives