Uvalde, una cittadina affiatata di circa 16,000, sta ancora vacillando per la sparatoria mentre le famiglie devastate fanno riposare i loro cari.
“As these families begin to rebuild their lives, it is essential that the children of Uvalde have access to mental health treatment,” Abbott wrote in the letter to Texas Health and Human Services Commission Commissioner Cecile Young.
“I am asking that you use all available resources to work with families to provide behavioral health services to every child in Uvalde who desires support.”
Organizations and individuals across the private and public sectors have pitched in to help the Uvalde community recover.
The federal government has been offering “every available” resource through its School Emergency Response to Violence program to provide assistance on the ground, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said.
“I spent the formative part of my career in a Connecticut elementary school. I will never forget the ripple effect of fear and heartbreak that spread among students and teachers in the aftermath of the horrific Sandy Hook shooting,” Cardona said the day after the shooting.
UN 2020 study by Stanford University researchers found that antidepressant use increased 21.4% among adolescents who lived near schools where mass shootings took place.
Kacey Johnson, who hid beneath a table during the Columbine shooting in 1999 quello a sinistra 13 persone morte, previously discussed the lasting trauma that comes from surviving a school shooting.
“It is a hard to life to step into. [N]obody wants to be in the ‘school shooting club.’ [Y]ou are just thrown in without asking. Tutto cambia, and your old normal can never exist again,” Johnson ha detto a Fox News Digital.