Time to Talk Vet Mental Health
Here you will find pertinent resources and information from numerous sources to help support the personal well-being of veterinarians and veterinary students, with a focus on education, awareness and prevention. Additional resources and professional support services may also be available through your provincial veterinary association or veterinary college.
If you or someone you know needs help, consult the list of Helplines and Professional Support Services available in your region. In emergency or crisis situations, go to the nearest hospital or call 911.
From the research perspective, burnout is considered one of the elements of Compassion Fatigue. From the organizational and social work perspective, it is often distinguished as being different from compassion fatigue in that burnout arises from where one works, whereas compassion fatigue is associated with the work you do.
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping
The holiday season can trigger stress and depression with a dizzying array of demands; cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, etc. These practical tips can help you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.