Veterinary Support Staff Suicides: An Issue We Need to Discuss

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A recent North Carolina veterinary technician's death by suicide prompted us to explore the issues of depression, substance abuse, and suicide within veterinary support staff. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor share their thoughts and experiences with veterinary staff suicides, what our profession can do to help, and what you can do to help a colleagues. Please share this podcast with anyone you think could benefit. 


Resources mentioned in this podcast:

 1-800-273-TALK (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

Suicide is preventable. Get free help now. Text CONNECT to 741741

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/PeerAndWellness/Pages/Wellness-Gatekeeper-Training-for-Veterinarians.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2249260498635880/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/S4SPrivateGroup/

https://www.navta.net/default.aspx

https://www.navta.net/news/422562/NAVTA-announces-the-formation-of-the-Veterinary-Team-Wellbeing-Task-Force-July-2018.htm

Avma.org/workplacewellness