What’s so important about caregivers?

Well first of all, let’s state the obvious: as caregivers we are taking care of people.

We are helping friends and loved ones through illness, through injury, through healing, through pain, through hope and despair.

Sometimes we are helping people through to death.

If this isn’t important, what is?

As caregivers, we might try and pretend everything is okay when it isn’t.

Be strong. Be cool. “Figure everything out.”  

We may even be ignoring ourselves and the help that we might need.  

Paying attention to caregivers is the very first step in healing this situation.