Even before the pandemic began to take its toll on our workforce, the increase in the frequency of stories about workers being verbally, mentally, even physically abused in the workplace was becoming more commonplace. These have now become daily news items.
Dr. Bob Larsen’s Wounded Workers puts several such stories front and center. Including his own journey throughout the book’s pages, Dr. Bob writes of true-life accounts of workers whose mental health has been challenged, whose spirits have been broken, and whose very lives have been changed because of a single–or even ongoing–event that takes place during their workday.
But Wounded Workers is not just a gripping retelling of some of our country’s darker moments in the workplace setting. True to his personal mission as a physician and psychiatrist, Dr. Bob explores professional ways medical personnel can help such victims, and practical ways all of us can be of service in even some small way to those who have suffered in this way. Wounded Workers is a well-researched book written with empathy and thoughtfulness on a very sensitive and relatable topic