Optum Takes Action to Support People Affected by Boston Explosions

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:07am EDT

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Affected residents can call 866-342-6892 for help managing stress and anxiety
BOSTON--(Business Wire)--
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 matters. 

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." 

About Optum
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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Brad Lotterman, 714-445-0453

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