Other Crisis Support Resources

We can consult with your managers and leadership by phone regarding tragedies or any difficult employee situation. Counselors are available on a 24/7/365 basis for any urgent personal or family crisis Informational handouts on dealing with workplace grief, loss, anger and other feelings in the wake of a workplace tragedy. 

On 9/11, Howard Lutnick, CEO of the brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald saw his young son off to his first day at kindergarten. Lutnick arrived late at the World Trade Center and then hopelessly tried to reach his employees on the 101st to 105th floors. That day Lutnick said he lost not only his biological brother but also 700 members of his work family:

"I have to do something for the 700 families. Seven hundred families. I can't say it without crying."

In confronting death, Lutnick realized something every business person needs to know. Our workplaces are not just gatherings of strangers who assist us in our livelihood. In a very real sense, they are a second family, the people we've come to know as well as we know anyone. On Sept. 11, nothing mattered beyond the lives of those thousands of coworkers.