Self-care without community care isn’t possible

The concept of community care is a group of people (think of it like an extended family) who commits to supporting each other, is accountable to care for one another, holds space for each other, and creates areas for community care. It means showing up for one another.

The Cost of Compassion: A reflection on vicarious trauma among human rights defenders

By Shelby Ankrom For those who dedicate their lives to serving the world’s most vulnerable, human rights workers are increasingly becoming some of the most at-risk groups for developing mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). While these extraordinary people are busy helping others, who helps them? Who is ensuring their well-being andContinue reading “The Cost of Compassion: A reflection on vicarious trauma among human rights defenders”