A recent story appeared on NPR describing the alarming uptick in suicides among Veterinarians due to the stress and strain of the job. Here’s an excerpt:
Dr. Carrie Jurney is on the board of an online organization that works to prevent suicides. It’s called Not One More Vet.
This isn’t a mental health support group for veterans — it’s for veterinarians.
Veterinarians are killing themselves in alarming numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times as likely and female vets 3.5 times as likely to die by suicide compared with the general population. The much higher rate for women is especially concerning as more than 60% of vets are women.