5 things you never want to hear with a Psychological Injury.

My top five most hated statement from others about Psych injuries:

I’ve been lucky, My Psych injury wasn’t work related and was a long time ago when I was a teenager. But it was real, and I listen daily to people who have yet to recover or adapt to their work related psych injury. Over the years these are my top five most hated statements from other people  about my injury and about other peoples psychological injury:

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Injured workers are not crazy, they suffer from a lack of trust, and quite reasonably so

We speak with injured workers on a daily basis and the recurrent theme is the sense of violation they feel from hostile and uncaring employers, insurers and the system in general. Trust is fragile and when violated can be extremely painful.  Given my own background and training is in the social sciences I decided to[…]

Workplace Psychological violence or Bulling how do you know you’re being targeted?

You are not stupid if you don’t recognise that you are being bullied or you are a victim of workplace psychological or emotional violence.  It is difficult for anyone to see a link between their mistreatment and resulting health and social problems. after all, these things don’t happen like a car crash, they happen like a[…]

Managing chronic pain (APA Factsheet)

How psychologists help with Pain management Pain is an all-too-familiar problem and the most common reason that people see a physician. Unfortunately, alleviating pain isn’t always straightforward. At least 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that chronic[…]