About This Episode
During this show, Dean Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Dean Rustin M. Moore and Dr. Jennifer Brandt explore the impact of mental health concerns in the general workplace and or veterinarians and vet students. Mental health costs are on the rise and we see statistics that as much as 40% of the population will be personally impacted by a mental health issue during some point in their lives. This show is designed to remove the stigma about getting help and equip colleagues and bosses have some idea for addressing it. They discuss: 1. General data on prevalence of mental health issues within the general population? 2. Veterinary data on prevalence of mental health issues within profession and veterinary students 3. Factors to these issues in society in general 4. Recommendations to identify issues and address them. Mental health is still a stigma in many environments and as long as it is, people will continue to suffer in some cases without treatment and impact the overall productivity and satisfaction of their colleagues and clients.