Support Resources

Animal Rights Activists can suffer from stress, fatigue and PTSD.  We often push ourselves to do more and more, because it seems that whatever we do is never enough. However, it is very important to take care of ourselves first.  We need to give ourselves permission to take a break, to step back if we are starting to feel burned out, and to seek help and support if we are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed.

Below are some resources for Animal Rights activists. We will be adding to this list. If you are aware of any useful resources please email animalrightstoronto@gmail.com

In Defense of Animals – Sustainable Activism Campaign

Animal Activist Helpline:
Phone: 1-800-705-0425
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Email: helpline@idausa.org

Sustainable Activism Campaign:  Including online support group, sustainable activism tips, sustainable activism events, sustainable activism blog

Sustainable Activism Resources

Books:

aftershock_patrice_jonesAftershock is about the real war against terror the struggle for a world in which nobody lives in fear of atrocities perpetrated by human beings. Every day, people who push against violence and injustice or pull for peace and freedom must face their own fears. Many activists also must struggle with “aftershock,” the physical and emotional reverberations of frightening, horrifying, or otherwise traumatizing experiences endured in the course of their activism.

This book is for aftershocked activists and their allies, as well as for people and organizations that practice high-risk activism. It includes practical tips for individuals, organizations, and communities, as well as information about how traumatic events affect our bodies and abilities.”