Dr. Vogel Mitchell in the Guardian

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People Hurt. People Help. Everyone is Impacted.

SalusWorld understands that caring for individuals impacted by violence, displacement, illness, and poverty can make huge emotional demands on those who perform these tasks.  In doing this crucial work, the personal consequences can be severe.  Through their professional work, aid and development workers can suffer a special kind of vicarious trauma as a result of prolonged exposure to environmental stressors.  Aid workers can face such challenges as depression, anxiety, isolation, frequent or increased illness, and often a shift from optimism to helplessness.  Our training provides ideas, methods, and tools that support the practical needs, and the spirits, of aid and development workers worldwide. Follow the link below to read more:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/mar/03/post-traumantic-stress-disorder-aid-workers