Do you find yourself carrying the pain of others home from the hospital? Do you dwell on the 3% you lost on an exam question? Do you feel like you just can’t care anymore? Your profession is a demanding one, and you are not alone. This section offers information and resources to help you keep your mental and emotional reservoir full for the long run.
“You can’t wipe the tears from someone’s face without getting your hands wet.”
Compassion fatigue is real and must not be underestimated. The links below will help you determine whether you are suffering from compassion fatigue and give you some pointers on how you can improve your situation.
AAFP Article on Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
How to manage your stress:
Psychological Assistance at McGill
Mental Health Services
Regular Office Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Emergency services are available, at the Mental Health Service, Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 3:30.
Psychological Assistance outside McGill