Mental illness, it doesn't discriminate
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Our profession is sadly over represented in mental health statistics, UK Veterinarians have been found to be four times more likely to die of suicide than the general population, that's just our veterinarians; what about our nurses? As a group, we tend to be empathetic by nature, extremely dedicated and are often exposed to stressful situations and the potential for compassion fatigue. The struggle to maintain healthy work–life balance remains a real problem. Many of us spend our days trying to improve lives, even save lives; but what are we doing to help ourselves?
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