Hey Helpers! Okay, fine, let's get serious about this looming cloud of *burnout.* Burnout is a beast lurking in the shadows of the helper's life. Culturally many of us are burned out before we even step into the office, then we endure the work there too. Often, the way we define and address the concept of burnout is already working against us. Tune in while we break it down and explore some ideas of what intersects with the helper's burnout cycle, and what might help us break out of it. We're so glad you're here.
A few FYIs:
-we swear sometimes; this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions.
-References this week:
(Book) Can't Even: How Millenials Became the Burnout Generation - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cant-even-anne-helen-petersen/1135053861
And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is personal opinion, not intended as professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love:
National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/Home
US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or 1-800-273-8255