Helping Employees Through Trauma
1 hour 5 minutes
Learn how you can help employees overcome trauma and achieve physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
The U.S. workplace is filled with opportunities for trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 27 percent of 888,220 nonfatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2019 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) were related to slips and falls. A recent World Health Organization study revealed that depression and anxiety cost the global economy over $1 trillion per year. Workers can, and do, experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from workplace conditions. Overcoming trauma in the workplace begins with awareness of what is needed to keep oneself healthy, happy, and feeling good. It means doing one’s best to recognize depression and find ways to keep one’s body, mind, and spirit healthy. This session focuses on how employers can help employees overcome trauma and achieve physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
• You will be able to define what is meant by trauma and wellness.
• You will be able to describe 10 principles to follow to help ensure wellness.
• You will be able to discuss with friends and family what you do for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness in the workplace and outside the workplace.
• You will be able to explain why maintaining wellness and overcoming trauma is so important at a time when a mental health care crisis exists in America.