Accommodating ptsd in the workplace
Imagine this: you’re at work and you’re having a panic attack. You feel like you’re going to throw up or pass out.
You feel scared and embarrassed in front of your co-workers.
Acknowledging, understanding, and accommodating for PTSD will make your company culture stronger.
It will also help those dealing with PTSD to feel empowered knowing they have support from their employer.
But, when individuals suffer from PSTD, some of them may need on-going support. Government has initiated a Significant Event Tracker (SET) program to track the traumatic events in the lives of veterans, to help them claim benefits for injuries sustained.
Among the ills that plague their return to the civilian job market, we will have to count Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – or PTSD – as one of the most pervasive and serious disabilities.
Understanding PTSD As philosopher Bertrand Russell said, “War does not determine who is right – only who is left!
June 27 is the day dedicated to spreading PTSD awareness across the U. Since anyone can experience PTSD, it’s important for employers to understand what symptoms to look out for and how it can impact the workplace.
This allows for employers to better direct an employee to resources that can help.
Other mental health concerns that may occur include anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and thinking about harming others or self.