HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the wake of the horrific tragedy today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Aetna (NYSE: AET) has opened its employee assistance program lines for any person in the tri-state area who may be having difficulty coping with this senseless act of violence.
Aetna Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program professionals are available now, regardless of whether a person is an Aetna member. Counselors answering phones have experience helping people through traumatic events. Individuals are welcome to contact our counselors for help, support or referrals for further assistance.
The number to call is 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232). The Aetna EAP line is available now and will stay open through January 14, 2013.
Individuals and families are encouraged to use the following materials:
- Helping children cope with school violence
- Recovering from trauma and loss
- Recognizing and coping with sadness after a loss
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.