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Compassion fatigue is a term that is used to describe the emotional and physical exhaustion that can occur when caregivers and helping professionals are exposed to the suffering and trauma of others on a regular basis. It is a very real and prevalent issue in today’s society, especially for those in high-stress and emotionally demanding professions such as healthcare workers, social workers, and first responders. While these individuals are dedicated to helping others, the constant exposure to trauma and suffering can take a toll on their own well-being. Compassion fatigue can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including feelings of hopelessness, emotional numbness, and a decrease in empathy towards others. It can also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is important to recognize and address compassion fatigue, as it can have a significant impact on both the individual and the quality of care they provide. Self-care practices, such as setting boundaries, practicing mindfulness, and seeking support from colleagues and mental health professionals, can help prevent and manage compassion fatigue. By taking care of ourselves, we are better equipped to continue helping others in a sustainable and healthy way.