We have been thinking a lot about all of the recent events, the cascade of news of gun violence across this country, and how we see our own community mirrored in so many of the ones permanently impacted by these tragedies. We want to reach out to you in love and support, to let you know that, particularly when you go to the market, or send your children to school, we feel how difficult these simple acts have become, and to let you know we are here for you.
Please know that if you are experiencing strong feelings that feel out of the ordinary and seem to last – numbness, sadness, anger, fear, grief – that this is a normal reaction to not-at-all normal circumstances.
Please know that as a community health center, we are here to listen. We care deeply about your health and well-being and want you to know you can come to us for support.Talk to your Family Medicine provider, your Behavioral Health provider, any of the caring professionals at Harvard Street, and keep talking to us. We cannot solve the problems of gun violence alone, but as a community, we pledge to support and stand with you until we can all feel well and safe.