Toxic work environment impacts on mental health


In this dvm360® interview, the vice president of operations at Thrive Pet Healthcare outlined the negative affects of a toxic workplace on one's mental well-being.

According to Bridget Rollins, EMBA, the vice president of operations at Thrive Pet Healthcare, the detrimental consequences of a toxic work environment on mental health build off one another. Thus, it is important to address these issues early on.

In a dvm360® interview, she explained the stress this atmosphere creates could lead to burnout, resulting in compassion fatigue and other mental strains in the workplace and your personal life.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Bridget Rollins, EMBA: First and foremost, if we find ourselves in what we would call a toxic environment, No.1, there's going to be a certain component of stress, right. And from that point, are we able to effectively manage that stress or does that remain under the surface and really not be addressed? If that stress remains, the next building block is going to be burnout.


Wigert, B. Employee burnout: the biggest myth. Gallup. March 13, 2020. Accessed April 1, 2022.

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