Mental Health & Wellness Resources
If you are in an immediate crisis, or contemplating self-harm, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The NAVTA Well Being Task Force serves veterinary team members in actively creating a life and career that is fulfilling, rewarding, and sustainable.
The wellbeing of veterinary professionals is one of the most important issues facing our profession, and a critical focus of the AVMA. Improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires a committed effort by all members of our community. Practice teams, business owners, veterinary colleges, organizations, and individuals all have important roles to play.
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Provides self-assessment tests to help determine if you need to seek further assistance.
Get matched with a licensed therapist and enjoy a FREE MONTH of professional online counseling for NOMV or NOMVSS members.
Healthcare Professional Burnout, Depression, and Suicide Prevention
Placing a priority on mental health enables healthcare professionals to better take care of themselves and their patients.
The American Institute of Stress
The American Institute of Stress is a non-profit organization established in 1978 at the request of Hans Selye to serve as a clearinghouse for information on all stress related subjects.
#TheFightingBluesForAmanda - Facebook Group
The Fighting Blues for Amanda is an online support group founded in response to the suicide of veterinary technician Amanda Ryan.
Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists Counseling & Support Services
Our social worker has dedicated her career to helping resolve the challenges faced by those in the veterinarian profession by providing counseling and therapeutic support options for the veterinary community. Individual counseling and group workshops are currently free of charge.
How can you Help?
ASK: assess + support + know
Banfield Pet Hospital® developed a suicide-prevention training called “ASK – Assess, Support, Know,” the first of its kind designed specifically to help veterinary professionals recognize and address emotional distress and suicidal thoughts in others.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Online Gatekeeper Training
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
U of TN Veterinary Social Worker - Veterinary Human Support Certificate Program
The Veterinary Human Support Certificate provides education for animal related professionals on the four areas of Veterinary Social Work.