Your role in the helping profession is to support, motivate, and assist clients with their problems. You are a caring person who likes to help others, but it’s also your responsibility to stay balanced. One occupational hazard that clinicians face is having to stay emotionally healthy while working with depressed clients. These clients can be emotionally and physically taxing if you aren’t practicing daily self-care. Here are a few signs that you need self-care, tips to prevent depression as a clinician, and the importance of an in-depth depression assessment.
Resilience is one of the most powerful tools a person can have when it comes to mental health. You aren’t born with it, but you can develop it. Resilience is the ability to adapt to change. Think of it like a rubber band, which snaps back when you stretch it. Resilience is a set of behaviors, actions, and thought processes that can help you deal with changes in life.