One in every six veterinarians have considered suicide. That’s three times the national average. Something needs to be done. We want to be a part of that change. That’s why we’ve partnered with a several organizations to produce videos that raise awareness and direct people to resources.
Caring for others starts with understanding that there’s often more to the story. With the support of Brandon Hess, CVPM, CCFP and VetSupport, we hope to stir up conversation about empathy in veterinary practices. More resources can be found at VetSupport.com/compassion-fatigue.
These two videos produced with MightyVet tell the stories of two individuals who committed suicide, Sophia Yin and Shane Cote. As with any issue, it’s easy to focus on the “issue” and lose sight of the real people it affects. These videos aim to give the issue of veterinary suicide a name and a face. More information and free CE is available at mightyvet.org.
We created this video with VetSupport to raise awareness of veterinary compassion fatigue and help start conversations. The more we talk about this important topic, the more we can support one another. More resources can be found at VetSupport.com/compassion-fatigue. A big thanks to Brandon Hess and all of the interview participants for making this possible.