Self-care

Combating ‘Compassion Fatigue’ in Mental Health Professionals

Although they may seem strikingly similar, there are subtle but real differences between such things as “burnout”, “compassion fatigue” and “vicarious trauma” Whatever label it has, burnout or compassion fatigue remains a serious threat to those working in any mental health capacity. A professional’s psycho-social factors (ie, their personal support system), caseload, experience and age […]