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Resilience Assessments Reveal Risks to Employees and Organizations

Resilience Assessments Reveal Risks to Employees and Organizations

Though burnout and trauma exposure have different causes and symptoms – and require different interventions and remedies – it’s well established that both are highly toxic to the wellbeing, resilience, and health of employees. Particularly concerning is that those “helpers” working in demanding environments – humanitarian aid workers, armed forces, and all types of emergency responders. Certainly, they suffer from chronic stress, burnout, and trauma exposure more than those in other occupations. But they aren’t …
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What Do We Mean When We Say “Trauma”?

Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., M.P.H. Founder and CEO Our ordinary language definition of traumatic stress: Distress that still aches Imagine you and a friend are going down a sidewalk and a dog lunges at both of you. For you, the incident may be forgotten in a matter of minutes. Your friend, however, has heart palpitations and then he stays in a funk for an hour. Why is this? Perhaps your friend was bitten by someone …
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Shared Responsibility Accelerates Workplace Resilience

Shared Responsibility Accelerates Workplace Resilience

Workplaces are full of demands – most face some levels of uncertainty, pressures, and unpredictability. In addition, many of Greenleaf’s clients face more serious stressors, such as potential injury to themselves or their co-workers or the threat of violence. Such highly demanding environments place a tremendous strain on people if they remain hypervigilant to potential threat-related incidents or have little opportunity to recover after actually experiencing or witnessing such events. We at Greenleaf recently shared …
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New White Paper Offers Insights on Supporting Employees’ Behavioral Health

New White Paper Offers Insights on Supporting Employees’ Behavioral Health

Most employers don’t realize that a significant percentage of people with symptoms of a mental health or substance use condition doesn’t receive appropriate treatment. Instead, they suffer in silence, which creates struggles across many areas of life – including their engagement and performance and work. Our mental health can decline, just as our physical health can. Mental health conditions are highly prevalent, so employers are likely to see employees with various kinds of impairments that …
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Organizations must mitigate occupational trauma and its effects

Organizations must mitigate occupational trauma and its effects

Trauma. We encounter it just about everywhere we look these days. We absorb it through news stories of victims and from witnesses of violent plots, shootings, and cruelty. We feel it through natural disasters, poverty, and homelessness. You don’t have to be someone’s mother to ache with empathy and compassion for those suffering from such horrific experiences. For many, news stories trigger memories of their own direct traumas. Unfortunately, most people have experienced some form …
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9/11 Post-Traumatic Stress

Reflections on 9/11 and the Suffering of Our Helpers

Although it’s been two weeks since the anniversary and remembrances of 9/11, I find myself still reflecting on how it changed the lives of so many, including my own. The horrors of that day occurred only two months after I started my residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. For me, once I was able to see through my own fog of insecurity and grief, the major thing that helped relieve the pent-up pain was …
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