The connection between physical injury and mental well-being is profound. A significant injury or persistent illness can give rise to mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
esearch has underscored the significance of addressing not only the physical aspects but also the psychological repercussions of an injury to achieve best outcome.
In the event of an injury onboard…
- Look after each other: Don’t assume people in need will seek out help for themselves. A company’s mental health policy should tackle any barriers
- Show empathy: Crew should take the time to check up on each other and ask how they’re doing.
- Focus on emotional rescue: Team support ensures smooth ship operations, fostering emotional strength for effective collaboration during stress
7 key actions to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder
PTSD treatment can help you regain a sense of control over your life. The primary treatment is psychotherapy, but can also include medication. Ask for medical heath support by a professional and don’t forget to:
#1 Follow your treatment plan
#2 Learn about PTSD
#3 Take care of yourself
#4 Don’t self-medicate
#5 Jump into a hobby to re-focus
#6 Stay connected
#7 Consider a support group