LifeWorks offers help coping with a tragedy

April 26, 2007

In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, many people are feeling stunned, saddened and fearful. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine employees or their families who have been affected by the shootings or the media coverage of the tragedy can call the LifeWorks program anytime for confidential assistance and support.

Counselors and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (888) 267-8126 or at http://www.lifeworks.com (user id: hershey, password: lifeworks).

Online resources include:
-- "Coping with Fears Following a Traumatic Event";
-- "Coping With Grief and Loss After a Traumatic Event";
-- "Taking Care of Yourself After a Traumatic Event";
-- "Helping Your Teenager Cope After a Traumatic Event";
-- "When Media Coverage Makes You Anxious"; and
-- "Getting Back to Work After a Traumatic Event."

For information in Spanish, call (888) 732-9020.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009