Guide for Response Professionals: Managing Stress During Crisis SAMSA / CMHS
This easy-to-use pocket guide focuses on general principles of
stress management and offers simple, practical strategies that
can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response
professionals. It also provides a concise orientation to the
signs and symptoms of stress.
The ongoing threat of both natural and human-caused disasters
makes it imperative that we support and encourage the brave men
and women who prepare for and respond to these events—our crisis
These professionals include first responders, public health
workers, construction workers, transportation workers, utilities
workers, volunteers, and a multitude of others.
While every situation is unique, this document provides some
basic tools that can inspire and spread optimism and point the
way to effective stress management.