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IS IT OKAY TO ASK SOMEONE ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH?

A veterinarian in your practice has shared that she struggles with depression. You want to ask her how she is doing but you are worried about making her feel uncomfortable.

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ASK DR. MARIE ANYTHING! HOW TO GET A HANDLE ON TIME MANAGEMENT AND HOW VETERINARY LEADERSHIP TEAMS CAN BEST SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Time management can be a struggle in any profession, so it’s no wonder some veterinary professionals might find it difficult to juggle everything on their to-do list. It can also be difficult to get clinic owners or managers on board with change when multiple team members are struggling mentally, not to mention when they might be struggling themselves. In this final Facebook Live session of our series, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers more excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she shares advice on efficient time management, on how management can deal with mental health issues in the workplace, including when some team members won’t accept or reach out for help. She also offers some thoughts for veterinary professionals who are thinking of leaving the profession.

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ASK DR. MARIE ANYTHING! HOW TO COPE WITH VARIOUS FORMS OF STRESS AT THE CLINIC AND DEAL WITH THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF EUTHANASIA

The emotional side of being a veterinary professional can be quite intense! It’s hard enough having to deal with your own feelings, let alone those of your colleagues or clients. So how can you manage? Perhaps you're looking for ways to overcome negativity or anxiety throughout the workday when dealing with a variety of situations, some more difficult than others. In this Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers more excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she shares some amazing advice on how client care representatives can manage working long shifts at the desk, how team members can deal with stress and anxiety throughout the day at a busy veterinary clinic, and finally, what impact euthanasia has on professional wellbeing.

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ASK DR. MARIE ANYTHING! HOW TO FIND PROFESSIONAL HELP AND DISTINGUISH BURNOUT FROM DEPRESSION

Sometimes not feeling like yourself may be a sign that it is time to consult a mental health professional. Or perhaps someone at your clinic has expressed the need for professional support... But where should you start? Also, have you ever wondered if there is a difference between experiencing burnout and depression? In this Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers three excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she shares some amazing tips on what to consider when deciding to seek help from a mental health professional, how to recognize the difference between burnout and depression, and where to find resources to recommend to colleagues seeking support.

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ASK DR. MARIE ANYTHING! HOW TO MANAGE BURNOUT AND PRACTISE MINDFULNESS

In these challenging times, it might seem especially difficult to set boundaries and maintain work-life separation. Our fast-paced reality might also make it feel impossible to remain grounded and focused while performing everyday tasks. In this first Facebook Live session, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk answers two excellent questions regarding wellness. Watch the recorded session now as she shares some amazing tips on how to recognize and manage burnout, as well as how to practise mindfulness throughout the workday.

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IS YOUR CO-WORKER SHOWING SIGNS OF BURNOUT OR COMPASSION FATIGUE?

A co-worker of yours has shown changes in her behaviour that are impacting patient and client care. She is avoiding cases in the clinic, seems detached from the team, and is complaining of sleep problems at home.

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ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS TO BEING NEAT OR IS THIS A PASSING TREND?

There seem to be more blog posts, articles, and documentaries on organization, clearing clutter, and tidying up living spaces. And with spring right around the corner, cleaning tends to be on people’s minds.

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WHAT TYPE OF CONFLICT IS HAPPENING HERE AND HOW CAN IT BE RESOLVED?

Your colleague goes out of town leaving you to manage one of her long-term patients. You make decisions to the best of your ability, but when your colleague returns, she questions your choices and insists she would have done things differently. You want to discuss this with her but are uncertain how without getting defensive or becoming argumentative.

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WHAT STRATEGY LEADS TO SUSTAINABLE CHANGES THAT FOSTER HEALTH AND WELLBEING?

Although 2021 is well under way, many of us are still looking to make changes after the trying year that 2020 turned out to be. Resolutions like getting back to exercise, eating more healthfully, and getting finances in order are top of mind among Canadians.

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HOW TO COPE WITH HOLIDAY STRESS

The countdown to the holidays can take an emotional toll on the best of us. And that’s under normal circumstances! Now, imagine during a worldwide pandemic…

But let’s focus on the positive. In a year, when making plans seems trivial, maybe the trick is to simply live day by day, take this time to recenter, and give importance to what is truly meaningful.

In this month’s edition of Thrive!, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk shares tips to foster health and wellbeing during the 2020 holiday season.