It’s Possible to Care So Much for So Long That You Run Out of Caring

a person passed out on the lawn, exhausted
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It’s something they warn all new therapists about, the plague of people in the helping professions: Compassion fatigue.

Compassion fatigue is also sometimes known as secondary traumatic stress disorder or vicarious stress.

It’s a lot like it sounds. Compassion fatigue occurs when you spend so much time taking care of other people,  » Read more

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