TRAUMA & STRESS
The impact of a critical incident on an individual and an organization can be mitigated or even prevented through proactive pre-crisis stress training and preparedness, front-line counselling, and post-incident support.
Different people will develop different stress reactions even though they were part of the same trauma.
Stress reactions can include:
- Behavioural (e.g., loss of interest, increased illness, absenteeism, increased conflict with co-workers, tendency to blame…)
- Physical (e.g., headaches, sleep difficulties, fatigue, chest pains…)
- Psychological/Emotional (e.g., anger, anxiety, irritability, sadness, self-doubt…)
- Cognitive (e.g., difficulty making decisions, decreased concentrations, forgetfulness, flashbacks, communication difficulties…)
- Social (e.g., isolation, blaming, difficulty accepting help…)