According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20.2 million adults have Substance Use Disorder and 43.6 million adults have any mental illness. 7.9 million have co-occurring behavioral health disorders in the U.S.
As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.