The images of mobs storming the seat of our nation’s government are deeply troubling, scary and may negatively impact the mental health of many Americans from all backgrounds. An attack on our democracy affects us all, no matter our political views.

As part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, we continue to offer our resources to help the nation heal. We will strive to deliver help and hope to all who need it. We are deeply saddened by this traumatic event. You are not alone.

The NAMI NC confidential Helpline is here for you Monday through Friday from 8:30a-5p via phone 800.451.9682 or text 919.999.6527. If you need to connect with someone outside of those hours, please text “NAMI” to 741-741.

Click here for a DC news item with some mental health professionals’ advice on how to cope with the stress of seeing this traumatic event transpire.