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Counselors Available for Family and Friends of Trapped Miners

Counselors Available for Family and Friends of Trapped Miners

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**AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac**Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio

Crisis counselors are standing by if the community or family members of the trapped miners need them.

Huntington is such a close-knit community just about everyone knows someone affected by this cave-in.

Jan Bodily, Four Corners Community Behavioral Health Executive Director, says right now residents and family members may be relying more on each other and on clergy members for support. She says, "Oftentimes, when you are in a lot of grief and fear and crisis like this, it's very difficult to have someone that you don't know enter into the picture."

But Bodily says professional crisis counselors are on hand if anyone needs to talk, especially if the aftermath turns tragic.

Bodily has three therapists. Others, including Spanish-speaking counselors, are available from the Division of Child and Family Services in Emery County. The state has approximately 400 certified crisis counselors who can help.

Individuals who want to talk may call the Four Corners Castle Dale office at 435-381-2432.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other churches are also providing counseling services.

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