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How to Talk About Charlottesville At Work

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
In response to the heartbreaking events in #Charlottesville, people have asked #CommonHealthACTION how to create space for their staff to talk about it -- as a way to manage stress and support mental health. After the spate of shootings last year, several organizations reached out to say they noticed their co-workers were either stressed or grieving. They wanted to talk about the violence but didn't know how. We shared a voluntary process that worked for our organization and for others. While we went into greater detail while assisting them, here is a simple explanation for how to create a space for your team to talk. While it will be challenging, it will likely be helpful for your #workplace. The feedback from last year is that it was helpful. If you have questions, let us know at Feel free to share the video with others.