TORONTO, July 23, 2018 - As a result of the tragic shooting that occurred in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood on Sunday, July 22, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support hotline to help anyone affected by the traumatic event.
"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives, and our thoughts continue to be with the Greektown community as they cope with yesterday's tragic event," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer, Morneau Shepell. "The Danforth, and all communities across Toronto, should be a place where people feel safe to enjoy an evening with friends and family. As a part of this vibrant city, we're devastated by the recent spike in gun violence and are committed to helping those affected. As such, we have opened our free 24/7 bilingual 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 counselling support and/or referral to community resources. Anyone affected by the incident in Toronto can reach the free crisis support line at 1.844.751.2133.