Gun violence harms everyone. It shatters lives and erodes neighborhoods. But older adults might be impacted more than other groups.
We’re seeing escalating cases of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and violence. Even those with access to health care aren’t seeking help because of the stigma of mental illness, which is especially prevalent in African American communities.
I want you to know—especially people of color—that we hear you. We join you in the fight against racial injustice, and we are committed to doing the work required to advance the health and well-being of all people.