Humanitarian aid can be an incredibly rewarding field of work, but at the same time, it is one of the most mentally exhausting. Many volunteers go through bouts of anxiety, compassion fatigue, and PTSD among other afflictions. The constant exposure to traumatic events, demanding work conditions, and long hours come together to create a negative mental health experience for those involved.
Life for Relief and Development has provided a short infographic detailing the common mental health effects of humanitarian aid work, while also informing the reader how to steer clear of the negative effects.
To learn more on how to mitigate negative mental health effects while working as a humanitarian aid, please see the provided resource.
Guide created by Life for Relief and Development