Fifth “Day and Way” of Caring for the Caregiver ~ Seeking Professional Help if Needed ~
Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
Thus far, the NNPDF has offered you “four days and four ways” to better your physical & mental well-being as a caregiver, but there are times when the stress associated with caring for an ill loved one simply becomes overwhelming.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to know that you are not alone. So often, caregivers find that they are simply coping from day-to-day, too afraid to seek help or downplaying their very real need for assistance and outside help. First and foremost, know that there is no shame in asking for and receiving professional help.
But where do you begin? What resources are available? With any other hard decision, the enormity of taking that first step can be further delayed when you have no idea where or how to take that first step.