Ongoing, unrelenting, caregiving can wear a person down. It slowly and gradually exerts PTSD-like effects on the brain and nervous system. Whether providing care to a family member or working as a professional healthcare provider, caregivers face loss, change, and transition on a daily basis. Because the losses are chronic, they may not even be recognized, subtly robbing the care provider of their own sense of self (a Soul Injury®). This can produce notable physical and emotional symptoms, that interfere with personal and professional well-being. The literature now recognizes this as “Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder” (STSD).