Free grief counseling available after Tallahassee yoga studio shooting

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 13:43:48-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Those who are still grieving over the deadly shooting at Hot Yoga Tallahassee earlier this month now have a chance to talk to grief counselors for free.

Many in Tallahassee are still healing in the best way they know how, whether that's or placing flowers or attending community vigils in memory of the victims who were shot at Hot Yoga Tallahassee.

"There you are amongst other people who have been impacted," said Angelica Baeza, a psychotherapist for Enso Psych Group. "There's a sense of support and a sense of community that we're in this together and we can get through it together."

Everyone deals with tragedies differently. some take loner to go through the grieving process than others, and that is OK. When it comes to healing, sometimes, it helps just to be able to talk to someone, and that's where grief counselors come in. 

"Sometimes it's hard to talk to friends or other people involved," said Baeza. "This way, if they talk to a therapist, it's not affecting anybody else and their grief processes. It's for them and for them to process their feelings about the situation.

Grief counselors like Baeza will be at Betton Place Tuesday afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 7 pm for those who need it. Community members may speak to a counselor by phone via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 1-833-848-1762.

Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health with support from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce in providing this free service.

"I think if you're not sure, if you have that moment of doubt, to call, to come by," said Daniel Vermette, the director of Florida Blue Center. "It's only going to help and provide value and continue moving on."

Moving on together, making "Tallahassee Strong."