Community provides support to families

Dear Editor:

Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar has done a remarkable job with how he is handling the recent tragedy involving the eight teens in the car accident. He recognized the trauma the kids, families and school staff are suffering and he acted quickly to get mental health support into all of the buildings.

Valley Counseling staff showed up immediately to provide support to anyone who needed it. Our first responders (fire, paramedics, police, 911 and hospital emergency department staff) have also been deeply affected from all of these losses. They also need our caring and support.

The families who lost children and anyone else who is connected to them will continue to need the community to lift them up in the months to come. If you know someone who is impacted by this horrible accident, please continue to reach out to them.

Everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own ways. Just be there to listen, provide a helping hand and comfort them.

For professional help, please call 211. They will connect you with any services you need.

I’m proud to be a part of this community and the way everyone comes together to help one another.

April Caraway,

executive director

Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board