I know many of you are following the tragedy that occurred over the weekend in Tucson. If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to make sense of something that is senseless.  It is not uncommon to have a variety of reactions to a sudden and violent event such as this, and you may be struggling with how to respond to your own feelings or those of your family members, especially your kids. We’ve got a variety of resources that you might find helpful.

And, as an employee, you have access to the Guidance Resources Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just by calling 1-877-327-2362. You can also access it online at www.guidanceresources.com. You can schedule a time with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) approved counselor and receive up to 6 free individual sessions.

For those who don’t have programs like that, there are two hotlines set up to help answer your questions and deal with any issues you may have.  Those who live in Pima County can call 520-284-3517 and those who live in the rest of the state can call 800-203-CARES (2273).

And a special thanks to the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Emergency Preparedness Teams as they are working to support the Pima County RHBA—CPSA and Local Health Office to help coordinate the crisis response.