Free Crisis Counseling Offered

posted Monday, January 10, 2011        

OptumHealth announced Sunday that a free help line was established for people in Tucson , Ariz. , faced with the emotional consequences of the recent shooting. Staffed by experienced master’s-level behavioral health specialists, the free help line offers assistance to callers seeking help in dealing with stress, anxiety and the grieving process. Callers may also receive referrals to a database of community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

The toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. Resources and information are also available via the Internet in English at and in Spanish at

The services are free of charge and are open to anyone. In addition, UnitedHealth care clients are able to have onsite counselors to assist with any type of emotional assistance.

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