- Veterinarians are 2.7 times more likely than the general public to die by suicide, with female veterinarians 3.5 times as likely and male veterinarians were 2.1 times as likely.
- Since 2000, the proportion of female veterinarians who died by suicide has remained stable at 10 percent; however, the number of deaths has increased steadily.
- 1 in 5 veterinarians has been cyberbullied by pet owners or knows a colleague who had been.
- Data suggests nearly 10% of U.S. veterinarians might suffer from serious psychological distress, yet only half are seeking help.
These are the facts. None of this is okay. If I do nothing else this month, I want to do what I can to bring these facts out in the open.
Not. One. More. Vet.
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NOMV will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support.
About the Organization:
NOMV addresses wellbeing in veterinary medicine through multiple innovative pathways including: the world’s largest veterinary peer-to-peer support group, an educational program providing leadership focused on wellness; a support grant program providing immediate financial support; an online crisis support system specifically designed for veterinary professionals; and research to further the advancement of wellness, mental health, and the reduction of suicide in veterinary professionals.
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