Compassion Fatigue is a term that many of us have heard and usually associate with helping professions. This can include healthcare workers, those in social services, behavioral health specialists and educators who often choose their profession because they want to help people. But exposure to the trauma and suffering of others on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress of caring for people at times of crisis and is often referred to as the cost of caring.
In response to the horrific natural disasters, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we wanted to offer some helpful resources: