You’re a good person. Your team members are good people. Clients ready to pick a fight don’t have to bring down your whole veterinary practice’s mood. Get some perspective, laugh about it, and get through it.
The fire behind you is so hot, you choose suicide as the least painful way. For some veterinary professionals, the darkness inside is so debilitating, that you choose suicide as the least painful way. Please don't. Please seek help.
Long shifts. A stressful, emotional environment. These ingredients can create an unpalatable mix that leads to skimping on sleep, dodging exercise and reaching for junk food. Team health challenges just might be the spice to get your team on the track in the new year.
The veterinary professional in me was determined to continue going to work. But personally, I was a mess. One day, while I was lost in a cloud of grief, my boyfriend asked, "Are you ever going to feel better?" I wasn’t really sure.