After a lot of discussion with colleagues around the world who have an interest in keeping veterinarians alive in spite of their profession—indeed, who would like to see all of us thriving, not just surviving—I have decided we need to act. The first international congress for veterinary mental health and suicide prevention is going to happen in Brisbane, Australia in May—on Friday the 29th, immediately after the Pan-Pac Conference.
We’ll present the current data on veterinary mental health; the factors thought to contribute to the profession’s dreadful suicide rate; the strategies that have been tried in response (and whether or not these strategies have helped); and then—and this is the biggie—we’re going to have a think tank on what we can do to help NOW as well as in the future.
This is not going to be run by AVA or NZVA, this is by vets, for vets. It’s our problem—let’s see if we can solve it!
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