Strictly speaking this is old news yet the sheer reach of burnout has blown me away and continues to do so ( and in reading this blog it might do the same for you - which is good). I have research from almost every profession, every continent and most countries each one highlighting burnout in their own small area. However few people are linking this all up. Even the World Health Organisation is being somewhat slow in identifying the alarming trends in burnout and the suffering caused by it. Quite how they can classify internet addiction but not fully classify burnout is beyond me.
Well I AM linking it all up.
Burnout is affecting public, private and charitable organisations and workers.
It is affecting people in developed and developing countries ( yes sadly we in the West appeared to have exported the condition).
The percentage of people suffering it is showing no signs of reducing and in fact appears to be rapidly increasing especially in some professions. It is either a precursor of or a contributing factor for or a confusing coexisting outcome in many mental health conditions.
Who do I think is to blame? Nobody.... and everybody.
Unwittingly we are all contributing to it.
Thus we must all take responsibility for fixing it.