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Episode 36

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3rd May 2020

#36 Maggie G. Mortali, MPH - Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Veterinary Medicine

In this episode, I'm joined by Maggie G. Mortali, MPH Senior Director at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month this conversation dives deep into mental health and awareness within veterinary medicine. We discuss:

  • Maggie's role and the collaboration between AFSP and AVMA.
  • How critical an environment if for mental health and well-being, and how to improve it.
  • Why don't veterinarians and their human health peers reach out for help?
  • What are the barriers to care?
  • What is a crisis response after a suicide death? 
  • The After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Colleges of Veterinary Medicine 
  • What is secondary trauma? 
  • Project 2025 and the goal of the AFSP to reduce suicide deaths in the US and how you can help.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, dealing with a crisis, or need to talk to someone please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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The Veterinarian Success Podcast
Welcome to the Veterinarian Success Podcast where you go in-depth with a veterinarian specific financial planner Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® to hear stories, opinions, and leading information about the world of veterinarian medicine from industry professionals. The podcast covers topics relating to the clinical, business, financial, and personal side of to help encourage, promote, and advocate for a healthy and happy standard of care for veterinarians, their families, their staff, and their businesses.

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Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP®, CEPA

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Fee-Only advisor. I left a large national firm to found a solo financial planning firm in 2018 to pursue a planning approach dedicated to identifying ways to grow the net worth of veterinarians and dentists. In the summer of 2020, I merged with another financial advisor and became a partner in Vincere Wealth Management.

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