Our mental and physical well-being are urgent topics on the minds of veterinary professionals, including suicide prevention in the profession.
You are not alone. Knowing when to reach out for help—whether for yourself, a loved one, friend, or colleague—might be the most important part when it comes to our well-being.
If you believe that you or someone you know is in a crisis, please seek help immediately by calling 1-800-273-8255 or contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Crisis chat team.
Following are some resources available to help us navigate difficult and challenging times:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Healthcare professional burnout, depression and suicide prevention.
- American Veterinary Medical Association
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Promoting an awareness and understanding of compassion fatigue and its effect on caregivers.
Not One More Vet
Support for all members of the veterinary team.
Self-care support for the veterinary community.
Video tips with Elizabeth Strand, PhD
How to de-stress. Courtesy of the Indiana VMA.
Tools for change: Benefits of a good organizational culture.