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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 7, 2017

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

It is an annual awareness day to bring people around the world together to show support for suicide prevention and for those whose lives have been affected by suicide. Unfortunately, suicide is a reality in the veterinary profession.

“The rate of suicide in the veterinary profession has been pegged as close to twice that of the dental profession, more than twice that of the medical profession (2), and 4 times the rate in the general population (3).” You can read the full article called Suicide in veterinary medicine: Let's talk about it here

Visit Canadian Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian Health and Wellness section for info on mental health & wellness.