There is so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, leading many people to experience stress. This is especially true for veterinary professionals. According to a recent TVMA membership survey, approximately 63 percent of respondents answered with "mental stress" to the question "What issues is your clinic facing right now?" To reduce levels of stress and normalize mental health conditions, we brought on Eden Males, LCSW, the Program Director of the Professional Recovery Network (PRN). Eden shares coping strategies and tips for managing stress and anxiety. For more information about PRN, please visit http://www.txprn.com/.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.
For the latest information and resources, please visit TVMA's COVID-19 Resources page: https://www.tvma.org/Resources/COVID-19-Resources Eden also encouraged veterinary professionals to visit https://www.virusanxiety.com/ and consider purchasing this self-massage tool: https://www.amazon.com/Naipo-Shiatsu-Massager-Kneading-Shoulder/dp/B01D2UJVGS
We will continue to offer COVID-19 updates on our website as well as through social media and e-blasts. We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to contact our office at 512-452-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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