Girl Scouts mourn loss of mass shooting victims

One of 21 victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde identified as Girl Scout Amerie Garza

Girl Scouts of Colorado is heartbroken to share that one of our Girl Scouts from a sister council was killed during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas this week. The Girl Scout Movement mourns the death of Amerie Garza, and all of the victims of another senseless shooting.

News outlets are reporting that Amerie attempted to call 9-1-1 when the shooter came into the classroom and she’s being hailed as a hero for attempting to save herself and her peers.

Along with the rest of the nation and the world, Girl Scouts in Colorado mourn for the victims, their families and friends, and all those impacted by this tragedy.

For ways you can help our sisters in Uvalde, please visit the Girl Scout Strong for Uvalde web page at www.girlscouts-swtx.org/girlscoutstrong.

In the wake of violent events, we all may experience fear and anxiety. The following resources can help you navigate conversations about what’s happened:

Girl Scout Raising Awesome Girls content: When Violence on the News Shakes Her World 

For child-centered grief and trauma resources 

 For mental health crises

  • Call 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255or suicidepreventionlifeline.org for online emotional support
  • The Crisis Text Line connects you to a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message: text NAMI to 741741
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling (more info at National Institute of Mental Health): Dial 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

For families or troops seeking mental health care services

Mental Health America (MHA) links to affiliates across the country and offers resources for finding treatment