Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out

Posted on AllSides October 18th, 2020
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Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe the parent of a preschooler in your family just called to say they need extra help with child care, and a sick neighbor wants to know if you can pick up some groceries for her. Meanwhile, your best friend keeps calling, wanting to vent.

In less stressful times, perhaps, you'd have jumped to help out and lend an ear. But after months of social isolation, juggling work demands, and caring for loved ones, the balance has started to tip. Suddenly your own need for emotional support is...

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https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/17/916105564/helping-hands-need-a-break-too-how-to-lend-support-without-burning-out

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