Tucson Health: Free state hotline set up for grief counseling

2011-01-11T13:51:00Z 2011-01-11T20:24:49Z Tucson Health: Free state hotline set up for grief counselingStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Department of Health Services  and Magellan Health Services of Arizona have set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline to help citizens process feelings of grief, sorrow and depression following Saturday’s shooting.

Pima County residents should call (520) 284-3517.

The hotline is staffed by behavioral health professionals to offer counseling services to people outside Pima County.

Arizona residents who live outside Tucson can call the hotline at 1-800-203-CARES (1-800-203-2273) to connect with behavioral health professionals.

"Tragedies of this kind are never easy. The feelings of fear, sadness, anger and hopelessness are stronger when a horrific event happens close to home," said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

“ADHS wants to ensure that every Arizona resident has access to professionals who can help counsel them through these feelings.”


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