Jury Duty Can Be Challenging and Stressful
Your daily routine is altered, trials may be lengthy, and you may be exposed to shocking images or testimony. For some, feelings or symptoms of stress can linger after a trial.
If you are experiencing signs of stress, please know that this is a very normal reaction to what you have experienced as a juror in a difficult case
Some temporary signs of distress following jury duty include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Change in eating habits (not eating, over-eating)
- Confusion and difficulty focusing or concentrating
- Withdrawal and isolation
- Fear or guilt
- Physical complaints (headaches, stomach aches, no energy, etc)
- Dwelling upon the details of the case
- Second guessing your verdict
If you feel it would be helpful to talk with someone about how you are feeling, The Harrisonburg Rockingham Community Services Board would like to offer a free appointment at our main street location.
Our trained staff can help you determine the best approach to addressing your feelings. Whether that’s with a one time “check in”, or by providing an opportunity for ongoing services, our staff are ready to assist you.
Appointments can be made in advance by calling 540-434-1941, or via walk in.