Veterinarians and Mental Health: CDC Results and Resources
February 12, 2015
The recent suicides of Dr. Shirley Koshi and Dr. Sophia Yin brought national attention to the issues of depression, mental health and suicide, which have been an increasingly discussed situation within our profession.
Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. Over 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. (See the World Health Organization’s report, Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative, for these facts and more.)