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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Emergence Health Network at (915) 779-1800.

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The lives of El Pasoans were forever changed by the August 3rd, 2019 tragedy.

As the two-year mark approaches, El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC), the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso aim to unite El Pasoans in order to honor those we lost and send love to those deeply impacted. As partners, we hope to promote community-wide healing and foster an appreciation for El Paso’s rich history and heritage. Together, we can light a path toward long-term resiliency.

We are El Paso strong and together we heal.


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Emergence Health Network is now operating its Community Recovery Center specially developed to address the mental health needs of borderland residents following the tragic event on August 3, 2019. This center is for families and individuals who need a safe space or who would like to speak to a behavioral health professional with concerns regarding the shooting and its aftermath.

Counseling is provided free of charge.

To schedule an appointment:

Call 915-887-3410, press zero and request an appointment at the Community Recovery Center.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency" (Crisis Guide) provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.


Breaking Free From Anxiety | Mel Schwartz 


Anxiety has reached epidemic rates in Western society. Most professionals simply try to manage it, primarily through medication. Psychotherapist and author Mel Schwartz shares his perspective on both the cause and the solution to this mass disquiet. He proposes that anxiety is often due to our relationship with our thoughts. These are thoughts that are perpetually seeking certainty. The more we try to know the future – which is of course unknowable – the more fearful and and anxious we feel. Mel demonstrates how to shift our relationship with uncertainty and embrace the unknown, freeing us from the grip of anxiety.


The National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center 


The path to recovery is different for every victim of a mass violence incident. Self-help resources may be useful as a way to begin your own healing process or to provide help to a child or someone close to you. These resources are not a substitute for treatment from a health care professional, but they may help you learn important skills and coping strategies.


Capacitar International

Mindful Practices with Hannah | YouTube

Capacitar’s mission is to heal ourselves and heal our world. We teach body-based practices that empower people to use their inner wisdom to heal and transform themselves to heal injustice and build peace in their families and communities. Capacitar is an international network of empowerment and solidarity connecting people across borders, ethnicities and beliefs. Our name “Capacitar” means to awaken, to encourage, to bring each other to life.



For media inquiries, please contact: 

Elizabeth Gamez, VP of Marketing & Communications at United Way of El Paso County, (915) 276-7811.

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