It's Time to Talk About Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine

Bell Let's Talk Day is January 29, 2020. The annual Bell Let's Talk awareness campaign is driving the national conversation to help reduce the stigma around mental health and promote awareness and understanding of mental health. Join us for a one-hour conversation on this occasion.

Join other veterinary professionals across Canada in this webinar to learn about:

  • Mental health and mental illness and how it is OK to have both
  • Signs and symptoms of common mental illness and the prevalence in veterinary medicine
  • How stigma gets in the way of getting help and being helpful
  • Where to get help in your local community

Speaker: Dr. Kathy Keil

Dr. Kathy Keil studied cognitive and neuropsychology in her undergraduate and graduate Dr. Kathy Keil and Florapsychology degrees prior to attending veterinary school. She is not a licensed psychologist. She has training in Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK suicide awareness, ASIST suicide intervention, and is licensed to teach safeTALK. She regularly teaches suicide awareness and basic intervention skills to veterinary professionals and ways for them to take care of their own mental well-being. She is a member of the ABVMA Member Wellness Committee and a technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health. She is the leading force behind the Merck-CVMA “It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health in Vet Med” Awareness Campaign.

Dr Kathy Keil