Beyond Blue condemns the mass shooting of people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida USA over the weekend.
Violence against anyone is never okay. It is disgraceful that this massacre appears to have been driven by hatred and homophobia.
We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died and our best wishes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Love doesn’t discriminate and people should not be discriminated against in any way, nor suffer violence, just for being themselves.
If people are experiencing psychological distress, we encourage them to talk to a health professional, a trusted friend or contact the 24/7 Beyond Blue Support Service 1300 22 4636 or chat online 3pm till midnight (AEST) via beyondblue.org.au/get-support.