Optum Takes Action to Support People Affected by Boston Explosions
Affected residents can call 866-342-6892 for help managing stress and anxiety
BOSTON -- April 16, 2013
Optum, a leading health services company, is offering a free emotional support
help line for people affected by the recent explosions in Boston. The help
line will provide affected residents access to specially trained mental health
The company’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of
charge and open to anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists
help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address
their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community
resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal
Along with the toll-free help line, emotional support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
“Unexpected trauma can lead to feelings of shock,grief,fear or anger,” said
Andy Sekel, Ph.D., CEO of Optum’s specialty networks business. “It's healthy
to talk through these reactions with caring professionals.”
Optum (www.optum.com) is a leading information and technology-enabled health
services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for
everyone. Optum comprises three companies – OptumHealth, OptumInsight and
OptumRx – representing more than 35,000 employees worldwide who collaborate to
deliver integrated, intelligent solutions that work to modernize the health
system and improve overall population health.
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