Tips for Helping Troubled Co-Workers
As Tucson approaches the first anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings that killed six people and wounded 13 more, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, many people are reminded of the tragic event that took an emotional toll on the entire community.
"We're keenly aware of the anniversary," said Life & Work Connections counselor Dave Swihart.
(See a listing of events commemorating the Jan. 8 anniversary on the UA Master Calendar.)
After the shootings, Swihart said, he didn't see an increase in the number of people who came to talk to him so much as an increase in how intensely people felt the things that were happening in their lives.
A year later, "if we see people that are really triggered by it – I don't think it will be a bunch of people, but we are watching and are aware of the situation – people can call, come in and talk."
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