It was just like any other morning, except this morning as I was finishing up Hunter’s early am feed, the headline across my cell phone told me that there was breaking news of an ongoing tragedy in Orlando, FL. Fast forward a few hours later, and we all get the sickening news on the deadly attack targeting the LGBTQ community. at Pulse nightclub. I cried. I thought to myself, “what kind of world am I raising my son in.”
I could never understand why it’s such a big deal to just let people love whomever they want.
It may not be the top news story anymore, but many of us are still processing what happened and need help with the healing process. Dr. David Baker Hargrove, President/CEO of Two Spirit Health Services (a local non-profit in Orlando), can provide guidance about the Pulse Tragedy along with insights/tips for healthy ways for both gay and straight Americans. He is available to help those mentally and emotionally process this horrible event, whether it’s now, two months from now, or two years from now.
For the last three weeks, Two Spirits has offered their services to the community, already helping hundreds of people who have been struggling in the immediate aftermath of the shooting – a number that we would expect to increase as the shock wears off and other emotions, such as fear, anger and vulnerability begin to set in.
Bookmark and share this post to your friends, family members and those who you think might need this help now or in the future. Let them know that they can also get counselling at their home or place or worship. You can also visit HealOrlando.org which was formed by the LGBTQ Alliance, to get more information and available resources.