September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Bellevue Animal Hospital, PC is joining thousands of teams across the country to help save lives and to bring hope to those affected by suicide, by participating in Omaha’s “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk.
Veterinary medicine has one of the highest suicide rates of any profession.
A CDC study showed that female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than the average person, and male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely than the average. This crisis is multifactorial. High debt and subsequent financial struggles, poor work / life balance, compassion fatigue, cyberbullying, etc., are all contributors. Veterinarians AND their support staff are all under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure, and far too many of them are literally dying trying to help you and your pets.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to one of our team members. Visit our team’s website at the following link https://supporting.afsp.org/team/324352
Select the blue “Roster” tab, and then choose one of the team members listed on that page. Once you’re on the individual’s page, click “Donate Now.” If you would prefer to make your donation to the entire team as a whole, click the big blue “DONATE” button near the top of the page! Don’t like using your credit card online? You may donate to the team by check! Simply download a donation form which you can then mail in with your check. (The link is on our team’s site.) Please write our team’s name (BAH) in the first name field. You can also support us by registering to walk with our team – just click the “join our team” button at the top of the page! The Omaha walk will take place on September 30th, starting at 11:00 a.m. in Stinson Park. More information about the walk can be found at https://bit.ly/3RmsUvJ
If you’re unable to join us or donate at this time, please share this post for us! Thank you all SO MUCH for your kindness and support! For more information about “Not One More Vet” and how you can support your pet’s veterinary team, please visit https://www.nomv.org/about/pet-parents/