WEEK OF ACTION
Self-Care for Pro-Assyrian Activists and Advocates
Pro-Assyrian activism can often be stressful, demoralizing, and overwhelming. Self-care for activists is important as a way to remain present, connected, and committed. And remember: There is more to the Assyrian experience than surviving genocide. While it's important to understand the atrocities committed against Assyrians and the systemic barriers that have continued to oppress them, it is equally important to understand our rich history of resilience and innovation.
Please find general mental health resources below.
CDC: Learn about Mental Health
Association for Psychological Science: Burnout and the Brain
The American Institute of Stress: Burnout vs. Compassion Fatigue
American Psychological Association: An Action Plan for Self-Care
Frontline Aids: Self-Care and Prevention of Burnout among Activists - Tools for Everyday Life