Our members do so much to care for our animals, and it is our responsibility to care for our members. Well-being has become an increasingly important topic in veterinary medicine as significant studies have shown that the profession, while rewarding, can be straining.
Often times we hesitate to intervene out of fear or other barriers. If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, do not wait until there is a problem that may threaten their career, their license or their life.
MAP provides our members with free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation along with additional work-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultations.
To seek assistance through the MAP, call (704) 529-1428 or (800) 633-3353. You can also visit mygroup.com and click on ‘My Portal Login’ and ‘Work-Life’.
The PERMAH Well-being Survey provides FVMA members with an evidence-based tool that makes it easy to figure out how you’re feeling and functioning lately at work.
After analyzing your results, you will receive resources and a custom action plan with evidence-based experiments and behaviors to help you feel more energized, confident and happy while you’re on the clock.
Dr. Philip Richmond, DVM, CAPP, CPPC, CCFP, often presents live “QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training” at our small animal conferences.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer—the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This training teaches people without professional mental health backgrounds to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, establish a dialogue, and guide the someone to seek professional help.