Insurance provider UnitedHealth Group, the largest in the United States, is giving some of its resources to help people affected by the Orlando shooting. According to Orlando Weekly, the mega-provider has opened its mental-health counseling help lines to anyone who wants to call, whether they’re insured or not. United said in a statement that this help line “offers specially trained Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.” The service is entirely free.
Here’s the company’s statement:
UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group, are taking immediate action to support people affected by the recent mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. The company is opening Optum’s Help Line, providing affected residents access to specially trained mental health specialists.
If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this counseling, you can call 866-342-6892 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Aaron Cline Hanbury is a contributing editor for RELEVANT. You can follow him on Twitter at @achanbury