Zoetis doubles down for mental health
Not content with donating $100 000 to support mental health support service, beyondblue, in 2016, Zoetis have set themselves the challenge to raise the same amount by October 31. Zoetis raised last year’s amount through collecting $5 from each sale of its cattle and sheep vaccines and drenches, and has committed to the same donation drive this year from August 1 to October 31. There is an urgent, ongoing need to meet the mental health challenges faced by Australians in rural areas, where the rate of suicide is about 50 per cent higher than in major cities. Money raised by Zoetis goes directly to beyondblue phone and online services, which are an excellent way for people in the bush to get assistance. For more information about anxiety, depression and suicide prevention, visit www.beyondblue.org.au or call the 24/7 beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636.