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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill shooting

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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill shooting

Company's 24/7 free crisis hotline available now to those in need: 1.866.885.6540

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2018 - As a result of the tragic shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 crisis support hotline to help anyone affected by the traumatic event.

"Our deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives or are coping with serious injuries right now. Our hearts go out to the Squirrel Hill community and the city of Pittsburgh as they try to cope with this weekend's devastating event," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer, Morneau Shepell. "A synagogue should be a place where people feel safe to worship with friends and family. We are devastated by the recent spike in gun violence and are committed to helping those affected. As such, we have opened our free 24/7 crisis hotline and encourage those seeking support to reach out."

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 Pittsburgh can reach the free crisis support line at 1.866.885.6540.

The Company's employee assistance program is also available to existing clients 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. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit