SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Sovereign Health's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), speaks out about the Orlando tragedy in newly-released footage. The senseless shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando took place in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, in what's now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
Dr. Sharma has launched the Orlando Hotline to provide support to survivors, victims' families and loved ones, and to residents of the Orlando area who may be struggling with the repercussions from the shooting. The Hotline is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET and is a source of information and referrals to a broad range of behavioral health treatment providers and other support services. Hotline operators are standing by to receive calls at 888-376-3032.
"At this time of national tragedy and mourning, as a leading provider of behavioral health treatment services and a member of the Florida healthcare community, Sovereign Health is committed to providing support to the citizens of Orlando," says Dr. Sharma.
Callers will receive information about the grief process and intervention assistance, along with referrals to behavioral health treatment providers and other support services. Sovereign Health is a national behavioral health treatment service provider and the Hotline's phones will be answered by volunteer operators who are Sovereign employees and work at the company's call centers and treatment facilities.
Dr. Sharma noted: "The Hotline volunteers do not only come from our facilities in Fort Myers and Pompano Beach, Florida, but also come from our facilities and offices all over the United States. We are grateful to our volunteers who stand ready to support those who have been affected by this unthinkable tragedy and to provide compassionate and accepting responses to those whose lives have been shattered by hatred and bigotry."
For those interested in helping Pulse survivors and their families, there is a need for volunteers, blood donors and monetary donations. Click HERE for more information and a list of organizations working to provide services to those in need.
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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