The Importance of Mental Health Care For Humanitarian Aid Work

Humanitarian aid is one of the most rewarding lines of work, but it is also one of the most mentally taxing. Many volunteers find themselves experiencing anxiety, compassion fatigue, and PTSD among other afflictions. The constant exposure to traumatic events, demanding work conditions, and long hours create a volatile situation that could lead to negative work habits.

Life for Relief and Development has created a detailed infographic explaining the common causes and effects of humanitarian aid work, while also teaching the reader how to mitigate the negative effects with tried-and-true methods.

To learn more on how to combat negative mental health effects while working as a humanitarian, please see the accompanying guide.

Guide created by Life for Relief and Development

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