NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A small mountain of flowers and other tributes are piling up on the sidewalk outside the Lynn Valley Library in North Vancouver, with yellow police tape serving as a backdrop, following a horrific knife attack that left one dead and six others hurt.
The community in Lynn Valley is laying bouquets here in front of the library. pic.twitter.com/H7xFwGA3Bu
— Kier Junos (@kierjunos) March 28, 2021
Regardless of where you live, Ma says violence can occur and the fatal weekend incident can profoundly affect people.
“For people who have lived here for a long time, who have been able to feel safe growing up in this community — there are new feelings of being unsafe, and that can be very traumatic.”
Ma says if you’re a victim of Saturday’s stabbing or a previous crime call or text VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808.
However, if you need any mental health support, the provincial supports include free or low-cost counselling programs.
“A lot of those supports were launched … over the last year, in order to help support people during this difficult time of the pandemic, but they’re also available to people with general mental health stresses or challenges if you’re feeling anxious if you’re feeling depressed. If this incident has you feeling distressed, I really encourage people to take a look at what’s available to them.”