While everyone can burn out, not everyone can get secondary trauma. Secondary trauma is different from its exhausted cousin burn out. Secondary trauma only affects a handful of professions: social workers, therapists, teachers, nurses, caregivers, teachers, ER doctors, law enforcement, and members of the media. We are the front line of trauma and exposed to it constantly, day in and day out – a sponge for the wounds of the world. And our exposure to the trauma and absorption of the trauma can eventually leave an indelible scar and lesions on our soul.
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