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Working with animals may be bad for your mental health

August 10, 2019 02:36 PM

You may think working with cute animals would be the best job... but it may actually be bad for your mental health. 

A new study suggests veterinarians or volunteer workers at animal shelters are at a risk for depression, anxiety and suicide. 

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They may be dealing with guilt when they have to euthanize animals they have cared for. Animal welfare agents may even carry a heavier burden, dealing with animals who were abused. 

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Muneib Chater

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