Compassion fatigue and depression are true threats to the veterinary profession giving veterinarians the highest suicide rates of any profession. Therefore, it is so important to remember to take care of yourself first, before taking care of others. The resources below will help you care for yourself to you may better care for your patients.
If you are thinking of harming yourself, PLEASE, PAUSE and:
1) Call 911.
2) Call a suicide prevention line (800) 273-8255 or (800) 784-2433.
3) Talk to your friends or family…tell them you need their help.
4) Call a mental health care provider. Give them a chance to help you.
5) Join the AVMA Wellness Community.