Mental Health America Grieves Over Loss of Life at Fort Hood

Nov 06, 2009, 10:34 ET from Mental Health America

Resources Available To Help Military Families, Americans

Respond and Cope With the Tragic Events

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America grieves at the loss of life at Fort Hood and expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims. Our thoughts are with the men and women who proudly serve in our nation's armed forces and the families who support them.

We have many questions about the specific circumstances underlying the tragedy at Fort Hood that will help guide us in deciding how best to assure that this doesn't happen again. As we search for answers, Mental Health America recognizes that this tragedy deeply affects military families and all Americans.

We have assembled a number of resources to assist families of servicemen and women and veterans. They can be found at

We have also developed guidelines to help Americans respond and cope with tragic events, which can be found at

Mental Health America urges individuals seeking additional community resources or information to visit

Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 300 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation - everyday and in times of crisis.

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