UnitedHealthcare and Optum, two health benefits companies of UnitedHealth Group, are offering free mental health services for anyone affected by the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people over the weekend. The resources are available to anyone in the country, whether they are insured by the group or not.
Optum will operate a 24/7 helpline, and users can speak to a trained mental health professional for as long as they need. Individuals can call toll-free at 866-342-6892. The company is also providing access to their benefits site, which contains mental health information like professional tips on how to manage anxiety.