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Counseling, trauma relief services made available following Las Vegas shooting

Posted at 9:42 PM, Oct 02, 2017

In the hours following Sunday's devastating shooting at a country music festival outside Mandalay-Bay casino and resort, local organizations have begun offering hotlines and counseling services for victims, families, and locals to speak about what's happened.

United Way and Nevada 211 Information are available to connect anyone to needed resources. Local numbers are asked to dial 2-1-1 and all others can dial 866-535-5654.

MGM Resorts has established a hotline at 702-692-2300 and toll-free at 888-634-7111. Other inquiries can be answered at their call center at 855-788-6775.

MGM Resorts International also needs certified trauma counselors. Anyone able can volunteer their time at Circus Circus Ballroom D at 2880 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas Counseling Center will also be offering free counseling services throughout the week. Anyone affected can call 702-466-3750.

Magellan Health, Inc., has opened a 24-hour crisis hotline. Those impacted can call toll-free 1-800-327-7451.

Optum’s free emotional-support helpline will be made available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-342-6892.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is opening its disaster distress helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to get in contact with a professional.

SilverSummit Healthplan has established a 24-hour toll-free crisis hotline at 1-877-941-8079 for all those affected around the state.

The Community Counseling Center will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each day this week to provide counselors to help those needed. It is located at 714 E. Sahara Avenue.

United Citizens Foundation is offering free behavioral health services to anyone needing assistance during this difficult time. United Citizens Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to address behavioral health and substance abuse in Southern Nevada. Licensed therapists are available to provide counseling services at the North Las Vegas office of United Citizens Foundation by calling (702) 485-1718.

In response to Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the UNLV School of Medicine is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. If you or a loved one needs to speak to someone, the professionals at the Mojave Counseling Clinic on West Charleston can help. The clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. All are trained to help individuals work through the myriad of issues brought about by this type of tragedy. The sessions will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 253-0818.

Oasis Counseling, LLC, a private outpatient mental health clinic, announced it will be offering free trauma assessments for anyone affected by the deadly mass shooting. All three of the Oasis Counseling locations will be accepting individuals for initial assessments free of charge. The offices are located at the following addresses: 375 N. Stephanie St. Bldg. 8, Henderson, NV 89014; 2360 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Ste. 120, Henderson, NV 89052; and 7361 Prairie Falcon Rd Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89128. Anyone interested in receiving treatment should contact Oasis Counseling at 702-294-0433 or visit the website at www.OasisCounselingToday.com for more information.

Well Care Services' phone lines at 702-291-7121 are available 24 hours a day for those who need assistance and free trauma and grief counseling.

FirstMed Health and Wellness Center (FirstMed), a community-based health center serving Las Vegas’ underserved populations, is ready and willing to assist victims of last night’s tragic shooting by offering free medical, counseling, prescription review and refills (as appropriate) and support services. FirstMed Clinic Locations: 3343 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169 and 400 Shadow Lane, Suite 106, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

There are Grief and Bereavement services available through Nathan Adelson Hospice and its spiritual staff is fully engaged in providing guidance to those who have suffered loss. Community members can contact via email info@nah.org

Pathways Therapy and Wellness Center in Henderson is offering trauma and grief groups for the next several weeks, along with individual sessions. The schedule so far is Mondays at 10 a.m.,  Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Anyone seeking any of these services can call the main line at 702-363-7284 and should leave a voicemail if the answering service is on.

WONGU University of Oriental Medicine's clinic is offering complementary acupuncture treatments at the WONGU Health Center at 8630 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89123 to those experiencing emotional trauma and distress, particularly first responders, victims, and family and friends of victims. Treatments will be available on Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by our interns and local Oriental Medical Doctors beginning Oct. 4. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Please call (702) 852-1280 for more information.

We will continue to update this list as more organizations announce their services...