Studies have shown that nearly all language interpreters experience some symptoms of vicarious trauma, burn out, compassion fatigue, or increased stress as a result of their repeated exposure to trauma information and story. The Trauma & Mental Health Report had the opportunity to speak with Simona, a Czech and Slovak language interpreter who mainly works with Czech, Slovak and Roma refugees and newly immigrated individuals; Simona spoke about her experiences as an interpreter.

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