Florida Blue Offers Bilingual Grief Counseling to Orlando Community

Posted on Jun 14th 2016 by Christie DeNave

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Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to individuals and loved ones affected by recent tragic events in Orlando. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 800-843-6514.

The grief counselor support is free of charge to anyone in the Orlando area, and is available to both English and Spanish-speaking individuals. The help line is available to affected individuals whether or not they are Florida Blue members.

To further support the city of Orlando, Florida Blue is donating $100,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, which has been established to provide financial support to organizations involved in the recovery efforts for the community and individuals impacted by the shooting.

About Florida Blue

Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Our mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Florida Blue has approximately 4 million health care members and serves 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.FloridaBlue.com.


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Christie DeNave

Christie Hyde DeNave is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue devoted to serving Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida. She has worked around the globe with local, national and international media for nearly 20 years representing organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, NASCAR, AAA and the State of Florida. In her free time, you’ll spot Christie cheering on the Clemson Tigers and serving on the Clemson University Alumni Council.

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