Compassion Fatigue

by Wendy Bilgen, MSSA, LISW-S, LCSW
Matthew 9:36 “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Something happens to many of us as we are continually confronted with the reality of pain, loss and horror around us. We stop caring so much and become dull to it. Unfortunately many of us suffer from what has been called ‘compassion fatigue’.