5 Things Digest: Equity Team (Sept 2021)
Source: National TTA Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
Resource Type: Document or Publication
Transformation Team Subjects: Community Wellness & Peer Supports, Partnership for System Transformation
Key Topics: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Self-Care, Wellness
“This NTTAC Equity Team’s 5 Things Digest focuses on recuperating from the stress of equity work.
For many mental health professionals and mental wellness advocates, empathy is a priority, and it’s common to consistently put the needs of others ahead of one’s own. It can be vital to do so when actively providing services to children, youth, young adults, and families. In circumstances where one is “living the work,” making time to address one’s own needs becomes necessary to prevent long-term burnout and debilitating levels of toxic stress.
Here are five ways mental health professionals, mental wellness advocates, and administrators can recover from the pressures of equity-focused work.”