SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGLN) today announced that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for any individuals affected by the high school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.
The toll-free number to access free, confidential counseling services is 1-800-327-7451.
Magellan will provide free, confidential counseling services and other resources, such as tip sheets about trauma and how to process it, resiliency after such situations, and how to talk about these situations with children who may be watching the television news. These resources are offered free-of-charge to the community to assist individuals as they work to cope with the feelings of grief, guilt, fear, sadness, anger and depression related to these kinds of incidents.
Tip sheets with resources specific to coping with grief and recovery from traumatic events can be found on Magellan Health's website.
- Coping with grief
- Recognizing and reducing anxiety in times of crisis
- Responding to children after a traumatic event
- Trauma in the community
- Impacts of a traumatic event
Magellan Health provides specialized healthcare services, including behavioral health counseling and support, to millions of individuals across the country. Magellan opens its crisis lines during events such as this to help support the local community as it responds, reacts and rebuilds.
About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health, including special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.