Occupational Hazard

Occupational Hazard

The Moral Distress of Being a Veterinarian

Many vets feel conflicted about pet owners' insistence on over-treatment or inappropriate requests for euthanasia, and it takes a toll: suicide rates in the industry are high.
Louise McLoughlin
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Jobs in Social Media Require People to Face the Cruelest Parts of the Internet

This is how social media editors deal with their high-stress gigs.
Chaseedaw Giles, Kaiser Health News
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Many Doctors Feel They Have to Hide Their Suicidal Thoughts

"I think physicians want to see themselves as strong and being able to fix things on their own, and not needing too much help."
Shayla Love
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This Is What It's Like to Be a Crime Scene Cleaner

Blood, guts, and trauma are just part of the job description.
Carson Kessler
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Why It’s So Hard to Be a Teacher Right Now

“I am overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, and blamed for things that are out of my control.”
Markham Heid
On Edge

This Is How People Who Hold Others' Lives in Their Hands Deal With Stress

You think your job is stressful?
Rajul Punjabi
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We're Working Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”
Jason Silverstein
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Working With Dead People Has Its Own Special Kind of Job Stress

People in the funeral industry can report high levels of stress and anxiety similar to caregivers. It's known as compassion fatigue.
Carson Kessler
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When Being a Journalist Is Terrible for Your Mental Health

"It felt like the parts of my brain that contain motivation, energy, and the ability to arrange ideas had been injected with novocaine."
Philip Eil
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The Extreme Anxiety of Being a Freelancer

That "freedom" will test your mental health.
Michael Stahl
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Are Dentists Really More Prone to Suicide?

"You're in a career where nobody wants to see you and you're the last place they want to come back to and it's depressing."
Elizabeth Brown