First, Do No Harm: Veterinary Workplace Response to Suicide with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk

September 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM

The suicide of a colleague or co-worker can lead to significant grief and distress for those in the workplace. Recently developed resources have been created to help leaders and team members navigate the aftermath of a suicide. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, we joined Dr. Marie Holowaychuk as she shared tools and strategies for helping the veterinary community grieve, cope, and memorialize employees, while reducing the risk to vulnerable team members. Attendees came away knowing best practices for a workplace response to the suicide of a team member.

Note: Suicide was discussed in this webinar which may bring up difficult emotions and trigger challenging experiences for some people. If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, know that help is available. Please call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566 (phone 24/7, text 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Eastern Time).

In recognition of the World Suicide Prevention Day and in support of the Time to Talk about Mental Health in Vet Med awareness campaign, this webinar is available and free to all veterinarians, student veterinarians, RVTs, student RVTs, and all veterinary workplace staff. The recording can be found below.

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Dr. Marie Holowaychuk