New infographic on the veterinarian suicide risk, mental health statistics, and causes of depression and suicidal ideation. Click here to learn more about the Veterinarian Suicide Crisis, how it affects your pets, and how you can help.
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Did you know?
Veterinarians are up to 4 times more at risk of dying by suicide than the general population
A 2014 survey of 11,000 veterinarians found:
- 9% had serious psychological distress
- 31% had experienced depressive episodes
- 17% had experienced suicidal ideation
- 1% had already attempted suicide
What causes this?
- Difficult client interactions
- Online personal attacks
- Compassion fatigue
- Depressing & Anxiety
- Crippling student debt
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Overwork & burnout
- Access to euthanasia drugs