Combating Compassion Fatigue: NYTimes speaks with Dr. Ben Henwood

“We can help ease human suffering each and every day by taking the time to care about and relate to others.”


In December, GC2EH Co-lead, Dr. Ben Henwood, spoke with the New York Times' Marie Tae McDermott about compassion fatigue and strategies for combatting it in our own lives. In the interview, which was featured in the Times' "California Today" section, Dr. Henwood notes that while we cannot resolve all human suffering, our every action—no matter how small—can make a major difference in someone else's life. To battle the stigma of homelessness in America, we must work to debunk myths and educate the public about the daily realities faced by people experiencing homelessness.


Read the full article here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/compassion-fatigue-homeless-california.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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