PALM DESERT, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, has announced its support to the Palm Springs Police Department in response to the deadly police shooting that took place on Saturday, Oct. 8. Sovereign Health of Palm Desert is standing by to take calls from those in need of psychological support as they deal with the recent tragedy. Callers are asked to contact Sovereign Health at 949-426-3126 to reach a Sovereign Health representative.
"Sovereign Health supports the Palm Springs Police Department, the Palm Springs community and anyone affected by the tragedy that occurred this past weekend. We've set up a resource line for persons who need trauma or psychological assistance. We are standing by to help. Please call us at 949-426-3126 for further assistance," said Mary Berst, Psy.D., Sovereign Health of Palm Desert's Associate Program Director.
According to CNN.com, two police officers were fatally shot and a third one injured while responding to a family disturbance call Saturday in Palm Springs, California. The two victims were identified as Jose Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran of the department, and Lesley Zerebny, the mother of a 4-month-old. A third officer was wounded and is being treated at a local hospital, Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes said.
USAToday.com reported that Police Chief Reyes said at a recent press conference, "Today Palm Springs lost two brave officers. I am awake in a nightmare right now." As noted in the article, the slain officers were the first Palm Springs police officers to die in the line of duty since 1962.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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