Coping with the stress of a major incident
It is normal for some days at work to affect you more than others. But if you are faced with a major incident, your resilience may be stretched to its limits
When you are involved in any kind of traumatic event, at work or in your personal life, you may initially go into auto pilot and think of everyone else but yourself. However, once the shock and adrenaline wear off you are likely to experience a wide range of thoughts and emotions.
Everyone responds differently, so how you feel, and for how long, will be unique to you. Common emotions include fear, anger, guilt, sadness and relief. You may find yourself going over events in your head or conversely you may try to deny what happened.
You may also notice some physical...
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