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Dear MCE community,

Over the weekend, once again our Colorado community was impacted by a senseless act of gun violence. We are heartbroken to learn that a birthday party in Colorado Springs turned deadly when a man walked in and took the lives of six people, and then himself. 

Sadly, this was not the only shooting that took place over the weekend.Since Friday alone, there have been at least 10 acts of gun violence across the country, with a total of 194 mass shootings since the start of 2021 (NPR). With this widespread violence, there will undoubtedly be close connections to members of our MCE and DU communities. While we cannot adequately express our sorrow for all of these tragedies, MCE continues to fervently disavow violence and reaffirm the power of a community such as ours coming together during times like these. 

We recognize that any shooting can understandably create feelings and anxieties, and we will continue to offer support and care. For anyone who feels like talking, sharing, or reaching out for help, please consider the campus resources listed below. And as always, please reach out and support one another, as we have before, and as we will now.

In Support,

The Morgridge College of Education

If You Need Support

Please explore the Support Services available to members of the University of Denver community. These include crisis support, therapy, and more. Many other resources are available.

Crisis and Suicide Prevention Resources

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 1-800-273-8255.
  • Colorado Crisis Services provides 24/7 free support. To get help, call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
  • The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 free support in live chattext,  and on Facebook. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.