Are You A Martyr? – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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If you are caregiving and people often tell you how selfless you are, is that a compliment?  Often caregivers can be too selfless, putting their own physical, mental and spiritual health at risk.  When caregivers are too selfless, they are often in the throes of martyr syndrome.  If that sounds like you, how do you get out of martyr syndrome?  If that’s someone you know, how do you help them?  Check out our Virtual Book Club for dementia caregivers episode on the signs of martyr syndrome and how caregivers can course correct:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBeFf1K9cy8&t=673s

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

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