The Dorm Statement on Tyre Nichols

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Clinically Reviewed by: Amanda Fialk, PhD, LCSW, LICSW


Tyre Nichols was a father, a son, a friend, a skateboarder, a 29-year-old nature-lover and an artist who loved to capture the world through photography. At The Dorm, we are outraged to have witnessed the trauma and violence that stole his future. His brutal beating and death at the hands of Memphis police officers is an assault on our national conscience and one more source of pain for the Black community. We are heartbroken and grieve for his family and loved ones.

In moments like these we can feel at a loss for words, but as long as systemic violence and criminal injustice exists, we know that mental health and wellbeing suffers. We commit to being part of the conversations, to speak up, take action where we can and, most of all, be a source of solace and support to our community. 

To our Dorm clients, we encourage you to continue speaking with your clinical team about anything you are feeling and how we can support and provide the resources you need to process the evolving news and feel safe. To our staff and team members, we stand with you.

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