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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout: Tips for Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

By Burnout, Caregiving

What happens when the helper does not get help? These empathetic and compassionate caregivers are struggling with burnout. The causes of burnout for caregivers are different than the causes of burnout for those in other fields, although the symptoms are very similar. Physical exhaustion is shown through their aches and pains and the need for rest. Mental exhaustion is shown through their cloudy thinking or issues with confusion. Moreover, emotional…

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4 Symptoms of Burnout You Should Be Aware of

By Burnout, Mental Health, Work-Life Balance
You may not be aware that you are suffering from burnout. We have all gone through a traumatic experience dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it burnout? Is it grief? Or are we all just having a really bad hair day? Now that you are getting back to your usual routine, you may still feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks. You might get easily angry or frustrated....
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How to Promote Recovery from Burnout

By Burnout, Mental Health
Our previous post is on the symptoms and signs of burnout to help you recognize if you display some of those symptoms and what your risk for burnout might be. For individuals who have a high risk or are already dealing with severe burnout symptoms, here are some things you can start doing now to recover and achieve a better balance in your life. How to Recover from Burnout Create...
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Characteristics of a Quiet Quitter

By Burnout, Mental Health

Post-pandemic work environment My focus when creating the Palette of Grief® was the physical, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive responses from a devastating loss. The Palette of Grief® can metaphorically be applied to the current work environment because of the reactions from many employees to the losses they’ve experienced post-pandemic. They are grieving how their job has changed since before the pandemic started, and losing friends and other co-workers who…

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Do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Impact First Responders?

By Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), Mental Health, Trauma Informed

If you are a first responder with a high ACES’s score, does that impact you in any way? Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) are experiences that happen to a child anytime from birth up to their 18th birthday that can be anything from watching or experiencing abuse and violence to being in a household where members have drug or mental health issues. The three types of ACE are: Abuse Neglect Dysfunctional…

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Barbara Rubel – Essential Worker Mental Health Thought-Leader of the Year 2022

By Mental Health
Announcing the winners of the GHP Mental Health Awards Mental health has been one of the most neglected parts of global healthcare in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a behavioral shift, with mental health and wellbeing taking center stage. Since 2019, many obstacles have been imposed on the mental well-being and health of millions of people throughout the world, and while the world navigates through new territory, the...
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Warning Signs & Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue

By Compassion Fatigue

What Is Compassion Fatigue? Compassion fatigue is a condition that impacts many professions and caregivers in trauma-informed organizations. Medical or healing professions, first responders, law enforcement, therapists, nurses, and other service providers are the most commonly affected by compassion fatigue and empathic distress. Often confused with burnout, compassion fatigue includes emotional, cognitive, physical, behavioral, religious and spiritual reactions due to helping clients, patients or victims, typically through stressful or traumatic events. Those who…

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Nurse Burnout: Risks, Causes, and Precautions for Nurses

By Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Nurse Burnout

What Is Nurse Burnout? Nurse burnout is a common occurrence marked by a loss of energy, which displays as emotional tiredness, a lack of enthusiasm, and emotions of dissatisfaction, as well as a decrease in work efficacy. Causes of Burnout in Nursing Burnout is a psychological condition that affects many nurses, especially during the COVID pandemic. It’s defined by a loss of physical, emotional, and psychological energy as a result…

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Finding Meaning in Grief and Loss

By Grief

“It’s a boy!” the doctor stated as he held up my newborn. He held up the second baby a few minutes later and declared, “It’s another boy.” It seemed like only a minute before he held up the third baby. I was filled with anticipation as he announced, “It’s a male… triplets!”. In reference to the television series My Three Sons, I assured him that Fred MacMurray would be proud….

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