Uvalde Region Mental Health Needs Assessment
SUMMARY – In the wake of a deadly school shooting that rocked the community of Uvalde, Texas and the entire country on May 24, 2022, Uvalde has demonstrated remarkable courage and resilience. However, the course of Uvalde’s recovery will be measured in years, if not decades. We were honored to be invited to perform a regional mental health needs assessment and be part of the community’s efforts to rebuild.
The Uvalde community was changed forever on May 24, 2022. The scope of this assessment is focused on what the Uvalde community and the surrounding region need, following the mass violence event, to appropriately treat mental health conditions in a continuum of care. Every community has mental health needs, but these needs change after such a tragedy, and the anticipated changes must be quantified and addressed. An assessment is an important initial step toward ensuring the Uvalde community and region has the tools, resources, and support it will need serve the people this tragedy impacted.
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