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Listening to My Body & Finding Symptoms of Burnout

Allie Linn
February 22, 2020

As a mental health professional with bipolar, I know how important it is to look after my own well-being. Even so, I have made some missteps along the way. Here is what I learned… Caring for Myself Allows Me to Better Care for Others I’ve had several different careers, and with each one, I’ve learned...

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5 Ways to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

bp Magazine
March 19, 2019

Caring for a loved one can sometimes lead to high stress, exhaustion and being overwhelmed, what is commonly known as caregiver burnout; here’s how to help: Know the signs Burnout can come on slowly. It can start showing up as apathy, depression, irritability, sleeplessness, appetite changes, lack of personal care, and difficulty dealing with stressful...

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How to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

bp Magazine
March 14, 2019

While knowing how to treat compassion fatigue is important, perhaps more relevant is learning how to prevent it; find out how to keep empathy strong: What is it? At its core, compassion fatigue refers to the gradual decline in feelings of sympathy and empathy for the person you’re supporting—the opposite of what you want to...

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How Do You Know You Have Compassion Fatigue?

bp Magazine
March 13, 2019

Over time, you can develop a chronic, low-level cloud surrounding the care you give, but when recognized early, you can break through the fog. Emotional exhaustion This is a state of feeling drained and emotionally worn out. It can often feel intense and overwhelming, and as if you are trapped in a situation that you...

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