Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled as “compassion fatigue”. My guest is Patricia Smith, the founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project and Healthy Caregiving, LLC. We’re going to talk about the affect of depression on caregivers and so much more!