What to do if your colleagues appear to be struggling
In a recent interview with dvm360®, the cofounder of GetMotiVETed highlighted 3 different ways veterinary professionals can help colleagues experiencing mental health concerns.
When it comes to helping colleagues who are undergoing mental health concerns, Renee Machel, cofounder of GetMotiVETed, recommended 3 methods that entail extending social support, understanding that everyone is different, and providing individuals with the resources and skills needed to feel empowered. In a dvm360® interview, Machel delved into each strategy and highlighted the benefits of implementing this plan at your veterinary clinic.
"Understand that everyone is different. There isn't a blanket approach for managing and nurturing a relationship. So we have to figure out what works for that person [and] whether or not that person feels comfortable talking with us," Machel disclosed to dvm360® staff.
She then emphasized that even if you are not close enough to the colleague to discuss what's going on with them, demonstrating that you care can go a long way.
"Maybe we don't have the relationship or the bond [with this person] to create a space where they feel safe and vulnerable to share," noted Machel. "So, we might talk with a friend or we might reapproach the situation a couple of weeks later, just so they know we genuinely care. Talking with people is really important."
To learn more, watch the full interview below.