I Just Want to Know If You Will Be There | Helping a Friend in Crisis

  It is hard to know how to help friends when they hit rock bottom. People in the midst of a crisis often feel that everything they worked so hard for is disappearing before their eyes. These emotions can be so overwhelming and intense that they make it hard to move forward. Many kinds of events can cause an emotional crisis, such as a job loss, foreclosure, divorce or a betrayal. If a friend, or relative, is going through a...

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A Season in Hell: Recognizing Compassion Fatigue
Mar15

A Season in Hell: Recognizing Compassion Fatigue

  Do you find yourself helping other people in difficult situations, such as taking care of a family member, or  someone recovering from an accident? As you might know, helping others can, over time, cause feelings of helplessness, anxiety, anger and irritability. This response is known as “compassion fatigue” and it is quite common among family caregivers, social workers, psychologists and counselors. Without...

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