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Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.


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Prevent Burnout- WSMH Learn More

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health (WSMH) has developed strategies to help identify risks and prevent burnout for yourself.

Pandemic Burnout is Rampant in Academia Link to article

This article investigates how remote working, research delays and childcare obligations are taking their toll on scientists, causing stress and anxiety.

Burnout Prevention and Treatment Learn More

If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. Learn what you can do to regain your balance and feel positive and hopeful again in this article.

Burnout Symptoms and Treatment Learn More

People who are struggling to cope with workplace stress may place themselves at high risk of burnout. Burnout can leave people feeling exhausted, empty, and unable to cope with the demands of life. This article discusses burnout, and how to treat it.

Burning Out Learn More

Professors say faculty burnout is always a real threat, but especially now, and that institutions should act before it’s too late. This article discusses the ramifications of faculty burnout.

Beat the Burnout: How to fight pandemic fatigue with science Learn More

No matter how exhausted you are, or how impossible and unappealing your to-do list may seem, be armed with the knowledge that you are not necessarily doomed to stagnate until conditions improve. This article teaches that positive steps can be taken at any time to fend off burnout and feel better. 

Preventing Burnout is About Empathetic Leadership Learn More

One-size-fits-all approaches to burnout prevention won’t help. Resilient leaders make quick pivots and remain nimble. Empathetic leaders dial in to the needs of their employees and adjust to the moment. And human-centered leaders give their companies a fighting chance to flourish in the middle of a global pandemic.