Sport Combats Stress Study
“Did you know:
- vets are 3-4 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide?
- 38.7% of vet students have experienced suicidal thoughts?
These figures are real and taken from the VetFutures project.
Stress is one of the key contributors to depression rates, and it seems the veterinary profession is particularly susceptible. This includes vets, nurses and students!
Did you also know that EXERCISE IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO COMBAT STRESS?”
Wise words from Andy Rose and Renate Weller who are carrying out a study looking into the link between perceived stress and amount of exercise taken within the veterinary profession.
The data gathering phase has ended, but we hope to publish their results soon