Caregiver role strain is experienced when a caregiver feels overwhelmed and is unable to perform their role to the best of their ability.
SIGNS OF ROLE STRAIN:
Insomnia or not enough sleep
Too much sleep
Chronic tiredness and exhaustion
Change in appetite
Crying easily and often
Gaining or losing weight WHAT CAUSES ROLE STRAIN?
Living with the person you are caring for
Preexisting mental health issues like depression
Lack of choice in being a caregiver IT IS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY: Everyone needs to be uplifted once in a while. A great way to conquer this problem is by staying organized, continue to provide what you can, create a great support team and or try counseling to discuss possible solutions.
At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL we are currently offering online and over the phone counseling in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Gainesville, Florida!