3 Must-reads for Mental Health Awareness Month

May 4, 2021
dvm360 Staff

From staff shortages to increased workflow to a growing demand for veterinary care, it can be challenging to stay afloat. That’s why it’s important to take time to rest, reflect, and reset. These 3 articles will help you do just that and more.

It's officially Mental Health Awareness Month, a great time to focus on enhancing your mental health and overall well-being. We know you work tirelessly to provide the highest quality of care to both patients and clients—sometimes at the expense of your own well-being. We've selected 3 articles that highlight tips and tricks for living a healthier and happier life in veterinary medicine.

From coping strategies to creating a nourishing workplace to combatting burnout and compassion fatigue —there’s something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. May is Mental Health Month: Let the healing begin: The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on everyone including the veterinary profession. Chief veterinary officer Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, offers some coping strategies, plus tips for prioritizing self-care.
  2. The heart of resiliency in veterinary medicine: According to a recent survey, more than 70% of veterinarians reported that both they and their team felt moderate to severe distress when faced with obstacles that prevented proper patient care. Here’s a closer look at a few strategies to help reduce stress and build a healthier work culture at your practice.
  3. Supporting well-being during COVID-19 and beyond: Matthew Salois, PhD, says a practice that values a healthy and cohesive work environment can strengthen productivity, increase job satisfaction, and raise the standard of client service and patient care. Find out how to nourish your work environment, plus check out some useful tips for reducing burnout and compassion fatigue.