Humanitarian aid is an incredibly rewarding career to be in, but it is also one of the most mentally exhausting. Volunteers often find themselves suffering from anxiety, compassion fatigue, and PTSD among other mental health issues. The constant exposure to traumatic events, demanding work conditions, and long hours leads to negative work habits and unhappy workers.
Life for Relief and Development has provided a short infographic detailing the common causes and effects of humanitarian aid work on the brain, while also teaching the reader how to curb the negative mental health effects that are often associated with this particular line of work.
To learn more on how to combat negative mental health effects while working as a humanitarian volunteer, please see the provided resource.
Guide created by Life for Relief and Development