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Recognize Potential Crisis Behavior

Recognize Potential Crisis Behavior

The first thing you should do is notice when there are changes in your colleague's behavior.  Has this person been acting differently than they usually do (emotions, appearance, etc.)? Second, have a conversation.  Find the appropriate space and time to discuss what you have noticed recently. Express your concern. Lastly, listen effectively. More than likely, if this person is in crisis, they need someone who will listen nonjudgmentally.  By picking up on these signs and signals, you can help our workplace be safer and one that supports our patients more effectively.

-Mental Health First Aid

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

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