When it hurts to help

We’ve all heard of burnout. In fact, many of us have experienced burnout at some point in our life. It’s the exhaustion, the disengagement, it’s the apathy. But, have you heard of “compassion fatigue?”. If you’re like most people, you enjoy helping and giving to others when they are in need. But, at times this can come at a cost to you and your wellbeing. When we suffer from compassion fatigue, we can feel anxiety, sadness and low self-worth. This can happen when we continually care for others or witness trauma, according to this NPR article. Read on to learn what you can do to help yourself and others!

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