What happened? In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread within the United States at an alarming speed. With no vaccine readily available for this new coronavirus illness, sickness, death, and overwhelmed hospitals impacted our entire country as the world “shut down” in many ways. COVID-19 caused a ripple effect of disruption within the […]
While large-scale incidents like natural disasters or mass shootings undoubtedly can have an enormously disruptive impact on a work environment, it’s important to note that incidents of all sizes can (and do) affect an organization. One of the most common types of smaller-scale incidents that can impact employee mental health is the death of a […]
On May 31, 2019, DeWayne Craddock turned in his letter of resignation to city management—leaving his position as a long-time employee within the city’s public utilities department, a municipal center. Hours later, he fatally shot 12 people and injured four others in a rampage at the same Virginia Beach municipal building within the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach, VA. Police officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department responded, and the gunman was killed in a gunfight with the members of law enforcement.
George Floyd, an African-American man, was murdered by a police officer outside of Cup Foods in Minneapolis—an event that became the catalyst for massive, worldwide protests about civil rights and law enforcement.
One of the largest natural disasters in the history of the United States. The storm affected thousands of lives, as its damage spread over tens of thousands of square miles.
On September 11th, 2001, Al-Qaeda hijackers flew planes full of passengers into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in a concerted effort to attack American citizens.