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The Cost of Caring
Helping professions, like nursing or social work, can be incredibly rewarding careers. But, the work of caring for others through some of the darkest moments of their lives also comes at a cost. Conditions like burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, PTSD, anxiety, and substance misuse are far too common among helping professionals. More importantly, these conditions often go untreated. Self-Care For Advocates is committed to addressing this epidemic and helping those who care for others take care of themselves too!Learn More About Self-Care and Advocate Trauma
How We Work
Caring for yourself and your staff while caring for others isn’t always an easy thing to do. We’re here to help.
We offer a free and confidential 24/7 hotline for helping professionals in crisis as well as online support groups, wellness courses, employment advocacy, and therapy referral services.
Organizations and teams can benefit from our Ignite Resilience prevention program, leadership courses, team needs assessments, and workshops.
Research & Policy Advocacy
We aim to be leaders in the field of self-care and mental wellness for helping professionals by researching, evaluating, and advocating for evidence-based interventions.
How You Can Help
Are you passionate about mental health and self-care? Do you want to give back to the helping professionals and community advocates who work every day to make the world a safer, healthier, and more equitable place? We are always looking for talented, passionate individuals to help us educate organizations, support advocates, and organize for change. Join us!Learn More About Volunteering