Disaster Response/Resources

In the Aftermath of the Oct 1st 2017 tragedy in Las Vegas, the following Mental Health Resources are available:

General Resources:

Resources for Children:
Sources of Information for parents, teachers, etc

In hopes of helping families and children cope with loss and trauma, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) compiled the following resources:

An app to help children:

  • For children, teens, and families:Vegas PBS has a website for children and families coping with crisis, grief and stress. Clips of Sesame Street Episodes, Daniel Tiger, and other children’s programming is included
    www.vegaspbs.org/kids-families/resources-help-families-copeIf you are feeling overwhelmed, or need to talk to someone:
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
    1-800-985-5990    Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    Spanish Speakers  Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746

    Click here for more info, or link: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

    The public may also contact local DCFS Neighborhood Family Services Center (HTTP://DCFS.NV.GOV/PROGRAMS/CMH/CONTACT_CMHS/) or Mobile Crisis (HTTP://KNOWCRISIS.COM/) 702 486-7865


    Interviews with NPA Executive Board about the tragedy:

  • NPR  Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 3rd: https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-10/day-after-how-do-we-talk-about KNTV Channel 13 Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 4thhttp://www.ktnv.com/on-air/interviews/dr-jordan-soper-encourages-counseling-after-mass-shootingNoticiasvUnivision Nevada (spanish) Interview with Dr. Sandra Gray of NPA, Oct 4th (starts at minute 25): https://www.facebook.com/noticiasunivisionnevada/videos/10155504434266131/?fref=mentions

    Crisis Counseling Services:

    • Mojave Counseling Clinic is offering free counseling services
      UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. The appointments will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary.  6375 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas 89146   To schedule an appointment, call 702-253-0818
    • MonteVista Hospital is open 24/7 and has clinical staff on standby to help the community deal with grief. 702-354-1111
    • MGM Resorts is offering crisis counseling to guests and employees 702-836-6655 or 877-967-7711
    • The PRACTICE at UNLV is offering free services to anyone affected by the events
      4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 89154     702-895-1532
    • Bridge Counseling is offering free trauma and grief therapy 1640 W. Alta Drive
    • Las Vegas Counseling Center is offering free counseling to those affected:  www.LasVegascounselingcenter.com 
    • ROI Counseling is offering free counseling in light of the tragedy: www.ROIcounseling.com
    • Ivy Counseling is providing free counseling www.Ivy-counseling.com


    Psychologist Finder Resources (offering Reduced or Free Services in response to the tragic events):

    • John Paglini, Ph.D. is highly specialized, especially with first responders
      9163 W. Flamingo Rd #120 Las Vegas 89147     702-869-9188
    • Jordan Soper.Psy.D. can work with trauma and first responders
      2510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy #200, Henderson 89052       702-587-1573
    • Whitney Owens, Psy.D.
      2510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 200, Henderson 89052      702-508-9181
    • Sarah Ahmad, Psy.D.
      9183 W. Flamingo Rd, Ste 100, Las Vegas 89147   702-907-6521
    • Sunshine Collins, Psy.D.      702-363-3332
    • Ana Oliveras, Psy.D.
      6284 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste 110, Las Vegas 89118     702-803-3115 x208
    • Vena Davis, LCSW
      6284 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste 110, Las Vegas 89118   702-430-2710
    • H.O.P.E Counseling Services
      6600 W. Charleston Blvd #140, Las Vegas 89146     702-437-4673
    • Sandra Gray, Ph.D. (bilingual)
      6655 W. Sahara Ave, Ste B200, Las Vegas 89146  702-900-2784
    • Bree Mullin, Psy.D.
      1820 E. Warm Springs Rd, Suite 115, Las Vegas 89119   702-270-HELP (4357)
    • Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
      3247 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 89109     702-776-3500
    • Kechia English, MA, LMFT
      121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Las Vegas 89106   702-683-3431
    • Katherine Fischer
      913 Willow Ave, Ste 100, San Jose CA     650-564-4030
    • Patricia Smith, Ph.D.    702-838-8001
    • Bruce Allen, Ph.D
      2681 Bullhead City, AZ 86442   928-763-9999
    • UNR Counseling Services
      1664 N. Virginia St, Reno 89557     775-784-4648


    Disaster Mental Health Volunteer @ Red CrossContact Diane Orgill 702-219-0791
    Southern Nevada Chapter, Red Cross main phone 702-791-3311

    They are currently taking names/phone numbers of providers. Might be able to “quick-train” 1 hour training if you are not already registered.

    Other Volunteer Opportunities
     WWW.THERO.ORG/ADD-RESOURCE  Mental Health Resources Made Easy
    Their website organizes providers willing to donate services in times of tragedy. Please sign up through the link above and specify that you are willing to help in response to the mass shooting last night.

    Professional Organizations:
    NASW (National Association of Social Workers) www.naswnv.org

    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy www.nevadaamft.org 
    (702) 423-0968   NVAMFT@hotmail.com 


    To Donate Blood:

        • Blood Centers of the Pacific
          please visit website to schedule an appointment as they are currently at full capacity at their physical locations
        • Labor Health & Welfare Clinic
          7135 W. Sahara #100, Las Vegas 89117                                            702-222-9355
        • United Blood Services
          6930 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas 89117                                     702-228-4482
          4950 W. Craig Rd, Las Vegas 89130                                                 702-645-3600
          601 Whitney Ranch Dr, Bldg D, Ste 20, Henderson 89014               702-434-1838
        • University Medical Center
          901 N. Rancho Lane, Las Vegas 89106


    How to Find Loved Ones:   (866) 535-5654

    To Make a Donation:
    Las Vegas Victims Fund

    To provide relief and financial aid to victims of the shooting https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund

    National Compassion Fund
    To support the immediate and long-term needs of victims. All funds received will be distributed directly to those affected https://nationalcompassionfund.org/


    To Donate Food/Water:
    Drop off of supplies are currently being accepted at
    UMC – 1800 W. Charleston Blvd 89102
    Sunrise Hospital 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy 89109
    Bunkerhouse Saloon 124 11st Street (collecting blankets, water, snack bags and non-perishable food starting at 4pm)
    Claggett & Sykes 4101 Meadows Lane, Suite 100 89107 (supporting the blood banks, accepting bottled water, food and trash bags)