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In dealing with other people’s trauma, India’s mental health workforce is battling burnout

Namita Kapoor* has been working as a counseling psychologist with a mental health organisation in Mumbai for about a year. Kapoor’s day starts around 11 am and ends at 10 pm. In these 11 hours, she talks to about 10 people – more on some days – about their mental discomforts, illnesses and traumas and helps them take steps towards overcoming these. Kapoor is good at her job as is evident from the gratifying feedback she has received from clients. However, the job has very quickly taken a toll on her own mental well being and she has been spiraling towards burnout.

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