Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the Canadian Veterinary Profession: Take a Moment and Change a Life
- Learn and practice the four evidence-based coping strategies that have been specifically researched in veterinarians and technologists to help reduce burnout and stress
- Learn and practice simple steps on how to help a coworker who is in distress
- Leave the webinar with practical guidelines on how to start conversations about mental health in work environments
- Have access to a list of provincial and community mental health resources
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.