May 30, 2021
Hello Caffeinators! As we approach the end of May and #mentalhealthawarenessmonth, it's easy to turn the page and move on to the next thing. But mental health is something that needs constant attention. So while the calendar may turn to June, please keep your mental health calendar stuck squarely in the month of May. To that end, we are bringing you one final episode in this series. When you hear the phrase "workplace violence", what do you think of? Perhaps a confrontation or physical altercation with a client? Perhaps physical violence between staff members? There is sooooo much more to it than that, and thankfully we had Sarah Stowman, CVT, CCFP, CTP, come by the Vet Tech Cafe to break all this down for us and she COMPLETELY blew our minds. This conversation was thought provoking on so many levels, and we really think you'll feel the same way. We promise you will have a new perspective on workplace violence and workplace trauma. So let us pour you a cup of our cafe du jour and listen to what Sarah has to say-we think you'll find it to be a very helpful hour of conversation.
May 16, 2021
Have you been impacted by the suicide of a veterinary colleague? For too many of us, the answer is yes. Many can say that they have been on more than one occasion. Because of this, Not One More Vet and Not One More Vet-Support Staff exist. In this episode, we sit down with Karla Fernandez, RVT, and Board member for NOMV to talk about resources and the goals of this organization. We discuss everything from the movement itself to the resources that are available to those who are struggling. These episodes are sometimes difficult to listen to, but they are as real as it gets. Even if you feel you are in a good place and this type of discussion doesn't apply to you, it may apply to someone you know or work with and it may very well apply to you someday. Now is the time to learn about it and learn how approach these topics, and this episode with Karla is a great place to start. Be well, Caffeinators.
May 9, 2021
If someone close to you texted you a single pineapple emoji, would you understand what that meant? If not, give this episode a listen. We talked to Kelly Deselms about Code Pineapple and we believe it's something you should hear. This is a tremendously personal episode, but we think there is a little bit of Kelly in many of us and her words should give us pause. We highly recommend you check out the facebook link below and follow along. It is pretty amazing what our friend and colleague has started, and we're honored to tell her story and share her message. Let us pour you a cup of coffee from Sip of Hope, or perhaps a pint of Things We Don't Say IPA (visit www.hftd.org for participating breweries near you) and join us for this poignant discussion.
May 2, 2021
It's finally May and that means Mental Health Awareness Month. All our episodes this month will focus on mental health issues. We hope to have some great discussions with some amazing guests. We're starting off with a short taproom episode letting you know all the great resources we'll be giving you this month.