Shareable infographic on the statistics of suicide and suicide ideation in the veterinary profession.
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- 1 in 6 veterinarians has contemplated suicide.
- Female vets are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide by the general population.
- Male vets are 2.1 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population.
More than three decades of data shows that veterinarians are up to 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population, according to new a study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.Jamie Ducharme, TIME, December 2018
How you can help
Wait times come from the vet providing the best possible care to ALL of their patients.
Don’t complain about costs
Vets don’t get their medical equipment and supplies for free and wouldn’t be able to pay their employees if they gave away their services and medicines.
Say “Thank you”
After all, you would thank a mechanic who fixed your car or a plumber who unblocked your drains for money, right?
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Long infographic on veterinarian mental health statistics, prevalence of suicidal ideation in veterinarians, and how pet owners can help. Preview it on the corresponding blog post.