Caregivers and first responders absorb the emotional pain of those they help and serve during suffering and crisis. This absorbed pain negatively affects their minds and bodies, as well as their relationships, in ways which can be addressed and resolved. Healing is possible for caregivers and first responders willing to go beyond attitudes of stigma, pride, invincibility, denial, or avoidance. The potential benefits are profound – better health, better relationships, personal resilience, and greater empathy for others.
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