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Dealing with Violence in the Workplace: The Aftereffects

If you've experienced a violent event, the sights and sounds of the incident may overload your ability to cope. Many people go through physical or emotional behavior changes after witnessing violence.

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A Few Common Reactions

  • The violent incident keeps running through my mind.

  • I have trouble concentrating.

  • I feel jumpy for no obvious reason.

  • I get irritated more easily.

  • I've been eating more or less than usual.

  • My sleep habits have changed.

If any of these statements are similar to changes you're experiencing, you're probably having a normal reaction to an abnormal event. Talking about the incident will help you readjust. If your employer sets up an incident debriefing, be sure to attend. Otherwise, talk with your EAP or human resources representative.

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Help Is at Hand

After a violent incident, you may notice aftereffects for weeks or more. If several weeks pass and you still feel upset, have another talk with your EAP or human resources representative. You may be referred to a peer support group or to professional counseling. Discussing your concerns is the best way to speed recovery.

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