Preventing Psychological Injury in the Workplace

A lot of attention has been focused on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for first responders with good reason – the exposure rates to traumatic situations can be constant and high. But there are many others in workplaces all over Canada who become unable to function because of exposure to traumatic mental stress on the job. The librarian who is confronted by an aggressive patron; the Parks & Rec worker who comes across a gruesome scene; the office worker who feels bullied by his boss; or the co-worker who feels humiliated by gossip in the workplace. None of these involved guns. Yet, the impact can be crippling and long lasting. Learn about how to identify these potential stressors, build resilience among your team, and respond when someone appears to be struggling.