Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

CaregivingSOS: Care+ Compassion Fatigue

January 12, 201450 min
Guest: Patricia Smith, Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project. Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled as Compassion Fatigue. Accepting the presence of compassion fatigue in your life only serves to validate the fact that you are a deeply caring individual. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on

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