UPDATE: Broward County-Based MDLIVE Offering Online Counseling Services to Those Affected by Parkland Tragedy

Sunrise, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHAT: In an effort to help bring healing to the community following the Parkland High School shooting, MDLIVE is offering free online behavioral health counseling sessions to individuals impacted by Wednesday’s tragedy.

WHO: All individuals directly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy (i.e. victims or victims’ families, etc.)

WHEN: Free counseling is available February 14 – March 31

WHERE: Individuals may call MDLIVE’s dedicated hotline at 888-959-9516 and provide the code “MDLIVECARES” for a free session at no charge. Sessions will be conducted via phone or video.

MORE INFO: Individuals impacted by Wednesday’s tragedy are encouraged to talk to a behavioral health counselor to work through the grief caused by these events. Symptoms of grief may occur shortly after a tragedy or take several days or weeks to surface.

Amy Seiders, Vice President, Specialty Care Strategy of MDLIVE Behavioral Health and licensed clinical therapist, encourages individuals and their families to look out for these common warning signs of distress:

  • Fear or anxiety of leaving home or being in a public place
  • Nightmares and/or recent change in sleep patterns
  • Frequent and bothersome thoughts of the event
  • Depressed mood or social isolation

About MDLIVE

 

Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient virtual care for medical and behavioral health conditions. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to its network of board-certified doctors and licensed therapists via secure online video, and phone through the MDLIVE service and technology platform. Registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit www.MDLIVE.com.

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CONTACT: David Schull
Russo Partners
(858) 717-2310
David.schull@russopartnersllc.com

Michelle Rider
MDLIVE
954-446-0507
media@mdlive.com

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