The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper in Washington, D.C., with a focus on national news, trends, and politics. Known for its hard-hitting coverage and slogan, "Democracy Dies in Darkness," the Post is a leading voice in U.S. media coverage.

 

Suicides among veterinarians become a growing problem

January 19, 2019

My first piece with WaPo, this piece details a chilling trend among some of America’s most selfless, caring professionals: veterinarians. Told through the eyes of current and former veterinarians who have lost friends, colleagues, and family members to suicide (or even contemplated it themselves), this story shines a light on the myriad of factors that make vets more than twice as likely to take their own lives than the average American. Furthermore, the article explores the nationwide efforts to raise awareness about this issue and bolster the much-needed resources to curb its effects.