On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, a mass shooting at a service center for people with disabilities in San Bernardino, CA, claimed the lives of at least 14 people and resulted in multiple injuries. In response to this tragedy, Aetna has put in place EAP policy modification to assist any person nationwide impacted by this unfortunate event.
Aetna Behavioral Health is offering its Employee Assistance Program resources to Aetna members and non-members who have been affected by the shooting in California, regardless of whether they are Aetna EAP customers.
Affected individuals can contact Aetna EAP at 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232) for telephonic consultation, referrals, and how to support loved ones impacted by this tragedy.
Aetna’s EAP professionals have experience dealing with traumatic events and can be available to provide specific interventions as needed. The Aetna EAP line is available now and will stay open to employees, family members and the general public through December 31, 2015.
San Bernardino public resources
- San Bernardino County Website – includes statement from Board Chairman James Ramos.
- San Bernardino County Behavioral Health – Network of Care website – directory of services related to mental and behavioral health, addiction, advocacy, support, housing, and more within San Bernardino County.
- Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration – the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the violence. SAMHSA’s website also provides tips for talking with students, families, schools and others in the wake of a traumatic event.
- 211 – Inland Empire United Way – information and referral for San Bernardino County.