LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
Veterinarians are at particularly high risk for suicide – about four times the risk compared to the general population and twice the risk of other healthcare professions. There are a number of potential reasons why veterinarians are especially vulnerable, including work, personality and mental health related factors. Suicide is considered “a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” and is not an individual, but a community issue. Given the increased risk in our profession, every team member should be aware of the reality of suicide. It’s time we talk about it.
This session covers:
- The myths and facts about suicide
- The risk and protective factors
- The warning signs and how to respond