In the style of Facebook and Instagram stories, this visual story is a new way to share the message about the distressing rate of suicide and suicidal ideation among veterinarians and suggests 7 easy ways pet owners can help.
This story introduces the topic with the 2018 CDC study on the prevalence of suicide in veterinarians and global statistics on veterinary suicide including the United States, Germany, and Australia. The next part of the story goes over 8 common causes of suicide in veterinarians, followed by 7 ways pet owners can easily help ease the mental burdens of our vets.
Share it with fellow pet owners, especially those who prefer to consume content on a phone.
Preview it below or click here to view it in full-screen mode. This was my first web story, so please excuse any mistakes or issues!
Those of you familiar with this site will have recognized elements from other materials I’ve created. These infographics contain information related to the web story and are free to download and share. Please tag @VetsArePeopleToo or (@VetsArePeople2 on Twitter) on social media to help spread the word about this project.
Infographic of mental health and suicide statistics in the veterainary profession. More details in 3-Part Series: The veterinarian mental health crisis, causes & how you can help
List of 8 common contributing factors to suicidal ideation for veterinarians. More details in 3-Part Series: The veterinarian mental health crisis, causes & how you can help
List of 7 ways in which pet owners can help lessen the mental and emotional burden on our vets and their support staff. More info on the 3-part series: 3-Part Series: The veterinarian mental health crisis, causes and how you can help