“Being your own advocate means that you ask for what you need
while respecting the needs of others.” – pacer.org
It can be difficult to speak up for oneself, especially when in the situation of caregiving. However, it’s like the oxygen mask model – put it on yourself first, before you assist others. It is essential to care for yourself so that you can be a better caregiver to others.
Here are some links on the topic of self-advocacy:
Be Your Own Best Advocate (via Pacer Center)
Becoming An Effective Advocate For Yourself And Others (via Daily Strength)
How to Self-Advocate (via Wellness Recovery Action Plan WRAP)
Advocating for Yourself (via National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship)