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Caring for Yourself

Caring for yourself is not selfish – it's about doing what's right for you and the Veteran you love. Finding support, avoiding burnout, and eating healthy are a few of the many steps you can take to ensure you are keeping yourself strong both mentally and physically.

Caregiver Workbook Module 1: Caregiver Self-Care (PDF)
As a Family Caregiver the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take good care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Maintaining your health and wellbeing by practicing the self care activities in the following material can help you stay strong for your journey as a Caregiver. In addition to the care you provide for a Veteran, you may also have other demanding roles and responsibilities such as being a parent or an employee. To help you with these additional challenges, there is also information on building and maintaining a strong family, talking with children about an injured parent and employer programs that support work–life balance.

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