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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dealing With Terror and Tragedy
Amid recent terror attacks and the ongoing heightened security at many of our international destinations, the APFA EAP Departmentalong with the Critical Incident Response Team is available to Flight Attendants affected by feelings of distress and sadness.
Terrorist attacks can result in intense ripple effects of grief because they don’t only affect those who are physically attacked. They also affect society at large due to the immediacy of widespread media coverage surrounding the events. In an instant, our sense of safety and security can be compromised, along with ordinary feelings of peace and happiness.
- Structure your time and maintain a normal schedule.
- Exercise regularly, eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water.
- Accept support from caring family and friends.
- Develop realistic goals and do something every day to move towards them.
- Stay off social media and avoid speculating about the event.
- Talk to people you trust.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.
- Call the CIRT team or EAP to talk.
EAP (817) 540-0108 ext. 8701
*Optum EAP Assistance (800) 363-7190. Employees have the option to meet with a counselor for up to four free counseling sessions.
APFA National EAP Specialist
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