G-DGFL2E9MJ5 Self-care - Being the Work


Published on:

14th Mar 2023

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"Those of us that work in human services and even medical fields, face immense amount of joy and pain while caring for others and, often, failing to care for ourselves. But, Self-care has become an annoying message of 'don't be unethical'...'if you're stressed out it's your fault, you need to take care of it' ...That's Bull-Shit. Why are we expected to just do it by ourself?"


Blakely and Ben know what it's like to have a lot of pride in caring for of others and what it's like to feel alone and overwhelmed in their positions in social work and professional counseling.

No one should face that alone. Hang out them in exploring how helping professionals can support one another in taking care of themselves and each other.

And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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About the Podcast

Being the Work
Getting real about the lives of mental health professionals
Conversations with therapists, for therapists courageously cracking into our unspoken experiences. We seek to put voice to taboo topics in the helping professions, deepen our connections to each other, and ask the difficult questions of what it is to be fully human and a helper at the same time.
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