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Crisis support line open for those affected by shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

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Crisis support line open for those affected by shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

Morneau Shepell’s 24/7 free crisis hotline available now to those in need: 1.866.885.6540

SAN DIEGO, November 9, 2018 – As a result of the horrific shooting that occurred at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousandn Oaks, California on November 7, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 crisis support hotline to offer professional emotional support to anyone affected by the traumatic event.

“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives or were injured during the shooting in Southern California on Wednesday night. It is shocking to learn that such a tragedy has occurred during an event hosted for local college students,” said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer. “For anyone affected directly by the shooting or those who are feeling anxiety as a result of the recent spike in gun violence, we encourage you to reach out to our free 24/7 crisis hotline. It is available to all those in need.”

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Morneau Shepell’s national 24/7 crisis support line offers professional emotional support to anyone in crisis. When calling the crisis line, individuals receive crisis counseling support and/or referral to community resources. Anyone affected by the incident in California can reach the free crisis support line at 1.866.885.6540.

The Company’s employee assistance program is also available to the employees of existing clients of Morneau Shepell through the designated toll-free number or by visiting

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is a leading North American human resources consulting and technology company with global reach, delivering solutions that integrate both the needs of organizations and their people in employee assistance, health and wellness, benefits and retirement planning and pension administration. The Company is a leading provider of employee assistance programs and administrator of retirement and benefits plans, and has a growing presence in the North American market for absence and disability management solutions. LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell is a total well-being solution that combines employee assistance, wellness, recognition and incentive programs. Through strategic HR consulting, innovative plan design and comprehensive technology solutions, the Company is powering positive change in progressive organizations by helping clients solve complex workforce problems, increase employee productivity, reduce costs and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 24,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 4,500 employees in offices worldwide, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across North America and around the globe.  For more information, visit


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