Year: 2015 Source: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.(2015).247(8):945-955.doi:10.2460/javma.247.8.945 SIEC No: 20150456

Objective, To evaluate the prevalence of suicide risk factors, attitudes toward mental illness, and practice-related stressors among US veterinarians. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance, In this survey, approximately 1 in 11 veterinarians had serious psychological distress and 1 in 6 experienced suicidal ideation since leaving veterinary school. Implementing measures to help veterinarians cope with practice-related stressors and reducing barriers veterinarians face in seeking mental health treatment might reduce the risk for suicide among veterinarians.

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