Family Caregiver Stress

Being the primary caregiver in your family is rewarding, and sometimes stressful, undertaking.

Whether you care for children, elderly relative, or relatives with physical or intellectual limitations, the responsibilities associated with this role can sometimes become overwhelming and take a toll on your psychological and emotional well being.

Some of the issues and symptoms that can occur as a result of family caregiver stress include:

  • Feeling persistently tired and overwhelmed
  • Snapping at other loved ones for no reason
  • Unmanageable stress
  • Feelings of isolation, like you are the only one who cares
  • Having negative thoughts about the people in your care

How we can help

There are ways to deal with the stress, for example, talk therapy. A counsellor will work with you to determine the best course of action. Call Insight Psychological today. We have offices in four convenient locations – Red Deer, Spruce Grove, Edmonton, and Calgary – in order to better serve you.