At the DVM Divas, we talk a lot about mental health and wellbeing. All of us need to make ourselves a priority. This does not stop with just one person, as a profession, we need to work together to make sure we don’t lose another veterinarian.
We need to start working on our own self-care, helping others, and learn how to manage our stress.
Here are a few resources.
Self-Care from the AVMA: Learn about self-care and the 9 dimensions of it.
Learn about Compassion Fatigue
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America: Supports the veterinary staff. They also suffer the effects of compassion fatigue and burn-out.
The AVMA is also offering suicide prevention training. Take a look and see how you may be able to save someone.
IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP:
CONTACT: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Crisis Chat team. Find more resources here.