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Response for Faculty and Staff Distress


Medical Emergency

Psychological Distress/Suicide

Alcohol Abuse

Substance Abuse & Addiction

Death/Grief

Common Employee Concerns:

Depression

Suicide

Workplace Violence

Domestic Abuse

Stress and Anxiety

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

 

Contact University Police at (678) 839-6000 if on campus
Call 911 off campus.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

Crisis: In an immediate emergency situation in which employee poses a direct  threat to themselves or others contact University Police immediately at (678) 839-6000 if on campus or 911 if off campus and allow them to transport the person to the nearest Emergency Room. They are trained to supervise an individual who could harm self or others.

Other suggestions for dealing  with suicidal or dangerous faculty and staff:

 

 

Non-Crisis: If you are concerned about a faculty or staff person, but need assistance in assessing the degree of risk, you may call:

 

Tips for managers in dealing with troubled employees

ALCOHOL ABUSE
WHAT TO DO FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

Symptoms:

IF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS EXIST, CALL FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY!

IF YOUR FRIEND IS INTOXICATED

IF YOU'RE NOT SURE IF YOUR FRIEND NEEDS HELP, CALL 911.

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, you can get help by contacting Tanner Employee Assistance at (770) 834-8327.

DEATH/GRIEF RESPONSE
In the event that an employee passes or experiences a major crisis that could impact the department, managers should first contact Tanner Employee Assistance at (770) 834-8327.  The Tanner Staff will provide group and individual assistance to employees.
Managers can also contact Counseling and Career Development Center at (678) 839-6428, located on campus, as a short-term, immediate response to help employees stabilize and link to resources.

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
If you are being harassed, threatened or assaulted at work, do the following:

• Report harassment to Human Resources at (678) 839- 6403 and appropriate management.

• Report imminent danger or threats to University Police at (678) 839-6000 if on campus and 911 if off campus.

Additional Information on Workplace Violence