Mental Health Month -- Wellbeing Gatekeeper Training for Veterinarians: Learn to Identify and Refer At-Risk Colleagues
May 29, 2019 —
Gatekeeper training teaches people without professional mental health backgrounds to recognize the signs that someone may be considering suicide, establish a dialogue, and guide the person to seek professional help. This can be an immediate intervention to save lives - and it's something that anyone can learn to do.
AVMA is offering a pilot program that provides gatekeeper training to a limited number of veterinarians and veterinary students through the QPR Institute on a first-come, first-serve basis to AVMA and SAVMA members. To learn more or sign up, visit AVMA.
Find more mental health awareness, wellness, and suicide prevention resources
- Watch AASV members share their stories in the Veterinary Wellbeing video, created for the AASV's Golden Anniversary under the direction of AASV member Dr. Sarah Probst-Miller.
- AVMA Wellbeing and Peer Assistance
- The Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health
Suicide hotlines in North America:
[USA] National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK(8255) or http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
[CAN] Crisis Services Canada: 1.833.456.4566; Québec: 1.866.277.3553
[MEX] 525-510-2550; SAPTEL: (55) 5259-8121
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