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Mental Health

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Working with mentally challenged patients, is to say the least, challenging and rewarding, but at the same time it remains one of the most dangerous.  

"According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, mental health workers experienced the highest rate of simple assaults in the health care sector, with 43.2 assaults per 1,000 workers." Source: Prevent Workplace Violence in Psychiatric Settings, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

Whether it's a hospital or prison or a private setting, make sure your workplace is as safe as possible for both you and your patients. Here's some suggestions from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:

Source: Workplace Violence, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


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