Workplace trauma can affect anyone in any occupation. How can we deal with it? | Ashwini Padhi

It doesn’t just happen to emergency or frontline workers, and can stem from accidents, bullying, and even severe stress

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With no apparent signs of trauma, Kate* is by all appearances a put-together woman in her early 40s: professional, well-spoken, immaculate and confident.

When I ask her what has brought her to treatment, she simply says that she needs help coping with the pressures of her job. What Kate doesn’t know yet is that there’s so much more lurking under the surface.

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