INFOGRAPHIC TEXT: HOW COMMON IS BURNOUT AMONG MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS?
Over half of mental health professionals report moderate or high burnout. The most common symptoms of burnout are:
- Emotional Exhaustion: Feeling emotional fatigue while at work
- Depersonalization: Having a cynical attitude toward one’s work
- Lower Self-Evaluation: Having a reduced sense of personal accomplishment
According to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the three most stressful mental health careers are:
The three least stressful mental health careers are:
Mental health professionals are more likely to experience burnout if they:
- Have less job experience
- Lack confidence in their skills
- Lack a social support network
- Don’t put up boundaries
- Have perfectionism
- Use self-effacing humor
- Fradera, A. (2018, June 22). Burnout is common among psychotherapists—Now a review has identified the personal characteristics that increase the risk further. The British Psychological Society Research Digest. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2EzNa8w
- Morse, G., Salyers, M. P., Rollins, A. L., Monroe-DeVita, M. & Pfahler, C. (2012). Burnout in mental health services: A review of the problem and its remediation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 39(5), 341-352. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2CYThQy
- Work styles—Stress tolerance. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2TpTTWb
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