You're Overdue for Self-Care

Your Name and Title:

Laurinda Tapper, Public Relations Coordinator (and former mental health provider)

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Rapid City Public Library

Co-Presenter Name(s):


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Rapid City, South Dakota

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):


Short Session Description (one line):

Is being a librarian a bit more stressful than you thought it would be? YOU have the power to help yourself by learning and practicing proven self-care techniques!

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The modern-day librarian frequently finds themselves helping vulnerable populations, individuals with chronic mental illness and addictions issues, and often deescalating difficult patron situations. This can take a toll on anyone’s mental health and leave you feeling stressed, burnt out, and compassion fatigue. Learn the power of validating and affirming yourself and others, effective therapeutic self-care techniques, how to cope with difficult patron interactions, and combat compassion fatigue.

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