Confronting the Stigma of Suicide: Shining Light on a Dark Subject
According to the first mental health survey of U.S. veterinarians, one in six veterinarians have considered suicide. In addition, the profession has seen a growing trend in the level of veterinary burnout, compassion fatigue, ethics exhaustion, and decreased career satisfaction.
For many people it is a dark topic and very uncomfortable to discuss. Suicide and mental health need to no longer be a hidden problem. Veterinarians, as doctors and as healers, are entrusted with managing chronic disease on a daily basis. It is time we turn that lens on ourselves.
Join Doctor Nicole McArthur, founder and board member of the veterinary support group Not One More Vet, to learn about the underlying causes of suicide, the stigma associated with suicide, and, more importantly, how to recognize the warning signs in our peers before it happens.
By attending the webinar, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss the current CDC findings for veterinarians who consider suicide
- Understand the common perceptions of a suicidal person and predisposing factors
- Explain the meaning behind the suicide stigma within the veterinary profession
- Recognize the warning signs of a person in crisis
- Utilize QPR in creating a step-by-step crisis intervention
Questions about this webinar? Please contact the VetMed team at firstname.lastname@example.org
MightyVet is an initiative to support and evolve the veterinary ecosystem for the common good of pets, families and the veterinary professionals entrusted with their care. MightyVet provides veterinary professionals with free on-demand Continuing Education courses, mentorship from industry experts, virtual office hours for real-time feedback with Veterinary educators, and online resources for their day-to-day needs. Incubated by Trupanion, MightyVet is an industry-wide movement with participation and support from over 30 veterinary-related organizations. For more information, please visit mightyvet.org.