Preventing Depression While Helping the Despressed

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.