More employers are realizing that personal problems don't necessarily stay personal—they inevitably bleed into work. That's why employee assistance programs provide support for all aspects of life, not just the job-related parts.
With ever-increasing pressure on veterinary practices to stay afloat in a sea of competition, stress is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, veterinarians need a place to find shelter from the storm.
Mental health problems have a way of spiraling out of control, affecting both the individual and everyone around her. How do you prevent that from happening, and what do you do if it does?
What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm.
Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic, the mental health—or lack thereof—of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic.
When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling?