Compassion Fatigue: An Officer’s Battle and How He’s Helping Others

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Dr. Jude Black discuss strategies for prevention and intervention for compassion fatigue, especially for first responders field.

What is Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue happens when people who help others, like police officers, face too much emotional stress. It can lead to burnout and feeling overwhelmed.

Spotting the Signs

It’s important to know what to look for. Signs of compassion fatigue can include negative attitudes, feeling checked out, or taking a lot of time off work.

Turning Experience Into Support

Detective Sergeant Romanus is a great example that overcoming compassion fatigue is possible. By sharing his story and educating his colleagues, he’s helping prevent others from going through the same thing.

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