Whether you’re managing care long distance or living together under the same roof, it’s not easy to care for an ill spouse or partner, aging relative, or disabled child day in and day out. Understandably, carers are prone to burnout, social isolation, depression, and health issues.
You may be feeling alone in this, but more people than we realize are in similar situations.
Around 1 in 3 adults in the United States provide care to other adults as informal caregivers, according to Mayo Clinic.
All around us, there are people who are quietly, privately suffering. So many people, young and old, need support, assistance, and solutions. Your mental health and well-being are important too.
There’s no shame in talking things out with others.
When times get tough, please feel free to pick up the phone and reach out for help. Here are some resources below. Many helplines are accessible 24/7 too. There are plenty of people who are ready to listen.
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