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Compassion Fatigue


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Compassion fatigue can happen to anyone. If you are dealing with heavy relationship or family drama, you may feel like you're burned out or even indifferent. If you are in a helping profession or a volunteer, this can really take a toll on you and your outlook.

This article is great in explaining what compassion fatigue can look like https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/running-low-on-empathy-how-to-heal-from-compassion-fatigue-1115197 :

  • "Burnout happens when a person’s environment is stressful, whereas compassion fatigue happens when a person’s interactions with other people saps their emotional reserves.

  • People with compassion fatigue may begin avoiding situations in which they must confront another person’s suffering but may not avoid other work.

  • Compassion fatigue may cause a person to lose empathy for others.

  • People with compassion fatigue may feel cynical, apathetic, or disconnected from others.

  • Burnout typically gets better when a person takes time away from the source of the burnout. Compassion fatigue may persist."

A few ways to fight compassion fatigue:

-Make self-care a priority

-Set boundaries and keep them

-Seek help if needed

If you think you might be experiencing burnout or compassion fatigue, we can help!