Oakland County ensures mental health resources are available to residents after mass shooting

ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan. – As police continue to investigate a mass shooting at a Rochester Hills wading pool, the mental health and well-being of the community are at the forefront.

The shooting occurred on Saturday, June 15, shortly after 5 p.m. in Brooklands Plaza Water Playground at 1585 E. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills. Police believe the shooting was “random.” Nine people, including two children, were injured in the shooting. The shooter committed suicide in his home a few hours after the shooting.

Oakland County authorities have laid out plans to help anyone in need following the shooting. While vigils are being organized, longtime Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett said food deliveries are already in place for affected families.

The wading pool where the shooting occurred is just one mile from the Rochester Hills Department of Public Services building, which will now serve as a family support center.

Starting Sunday, therapists will be available for anyone who needs help. The Oakland County Health Network helped after the Oxford High School shooting and is now also active in Rochester Hills.

Anyone who feels they need help is encouraged to talk to someone. You do not need an appointment to access Family Assistance Center resources. Therapists are available Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 511 E Auburn Road.

If you are unable to make it to the Family Assistance Center, you can reach the nurse on call at 800-848-5533. She is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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