There...we said it. You might not know it, and that's OK - most people don't.
The suicide rate among veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other support staff is far higher than suicide rates in other fields. There are a lot of reasons and it's our goal to help at-risk individuals manage their stress, and educate everyone in the veterinary community about how to spot at-risk people. You'll see courses here that are designed to promote mental wellbeing, emotional stability, teamwork and mutual respect and support. These courses, many of which contain the word "happy" or "happiness" in their titles, contain powerful tools participants can begin using right away to create more success and stability in their lives as well as in their businesses. We are always creating new courses and products, so check back often to see what's new.
At the Center for Workplace Happiness, the programs we create are based in neuroscience, neuroplasticity and positive psychology. While science is the basis for the tools participants learn to use, the courses are fun, engaging and filled with stories, science and substantiated tools.
Our Program Director, Sandy Weaver, is a dog-lover, dog-sports enthusiast and dog show judge. Her working relationship with her veterinarian, Rebecca Kestle, DVM, drives her passion for all vets and their teams. Another veterinarian she knew well died by suicide, bringing the problem of veterinary suicide front and center for Sandy.
The organization Not One More Vet, Inc. is a non-profit that we at the Center for Workplace Happiness happily support. At least one dollar from every course sold on this site goes to support the mission of NOMV, which is, in their words, "Every single veterinary professional receives the support they need so that we don’t lose one more. Because we are all one, and you are never alone."
And that's a mission worth supporting, don't you think?