People who have experienced a traumatic event often demonstrate changes in behavior. These suggestions may reduce the probability of long-term stress reactions. If you are working closely with those who have experienced traumatic events, these suggestions may also be useful in helping you retain your emotional balance and perspective.
This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. If you experience physical symptoms which cause you concern, please consult your physician.
Call Your EAP
If you want to speak with someone about your experience, or if you would like a stress management consultation, contact your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Federal or federalized employees can call 1-800-222-0364 (TTY 1-888-262-7848). The FOH EAP is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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