Health & Wellness

mental health awareness

For veterinary professionals, the threat of depression and compassion fatigue are an everyday risk, giving them one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. As such, it's important to remember to take care of yourself first before taking care of others. The resources below will help you tackle the obstacles you face on a daily basis so you are better able to care for your patients.

Educational Resources

AVMA Wellness and Peer Assistance Resources

Death, Institutions, or Recovery: Substance Abuse, Suicide, and Mental Illness in the Veterinary Profession (ppt)
Source: Dr. Joanne Roesner, Loving Hands Animal Clinic, Alpharetta, Ga.

High-Performance Living — Service partner whose goal is to improve veterinary professionals' satisfaction and happiness, increase mental capacity, and ultimately improve the profession.

Managing Stress in the Workplace (member login required)
After login, click on "Health & Wellness" under the Member Resources tab

Rebuilding Relationships After Conflict (member login required)
After login, click on "Health & Wellness" under the Member Resources tab

SAVMA "It's OK" video series: These videos were created to encourage veterinary professionals to share their struggles.

Sleep Health & Hygiene
Source: Tuck.com

TED Talk: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Understanding Compassion Fatigue (member login required)
After login, click on "Health & Wellness" under the Member Resources tab

Veterinarians & Suicide
Source: CriticalCareDVM

VetVance: Your Mental Wellbeing Educational Series

Tips & Best Practices

Dealing with Difficult Clients (pdf)

How to Be Happy (pdf)

Effective Communication Techniques (pdf)

Manging Your Time and Anxiety (pdf)

Promotion, Education, and Effective Sales (pdf)

Self-Care: Do What I Say, Not What I Do (ppt)

Tips for Selecting the Best Practice for You (pdf)

Source: Dr. Joanne Roesner, Loving Hands Animal Clinic, Alpharetta, Ga.

Where to Find Help

Ohio Physicians Health Program: Provides a compassionate, supportive, and safe environment for healthcare professionals to receive confidential services to improve their health and well-being.

VetLife: Provides free and confidential support to the veterinary community through a helpline, a health support program and a fund for financial support.

Mental Health America: A leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Central Ohio

Syntero Counseling Centers

299 Cramer Creek Court
Dublin, Ohio 43017
614.889.5722 • info@syntero.org

1560 Fishinger Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
614.457.7876 • info@syntero.org

3433 Agler Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614.889.5722 • info@syntero.org

Central Ohio Behavioral Medicine

5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Suite 500
Columbus, Ohio 43220
614.538.8300 • Email

Providers For Healthy Living

3535 Fishinger Blvd., Suite 110
Hilliard, Ohio, 43026
614.664.3595

540 Officenter Place, Suite 270
Gahanna, OH 43230
614.664.3595

1221 S. Trimble Road, Building C
Mansfield, OH 44907
419.605.9817

The OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

1080 Carmack Road, Suite 110
Bevis Hall
C olumbus, OH 43210
614.292.3671

Netcare Access

199 S. Central Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223
614.274.9500 • 24/7 Crisis Care: 614. 276.2273

741 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203
614.274.9500 • 24/7 Crisis Care: 614. 276.2273

Northwest Ohio
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This page is updated regularly. Additional resources will be added as they become available. If you would like to suggest a resource, please contact OVMA.