If you are considering suicide or in crisis, 

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741.Your call is confidential and free.

If a person says they are considering suicide, 

Suicide is preventable.

Below are resources to help people in crisis, their friends, and family. 

suicidepreventionlifeline.org: National website offering 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

suicideispreventable.org: Website that helps you recognize the signs of suicide in people of all ages. Website also offers tips on how to have a conversation with someone who might be considering suicide.

Well Being Resources for Veterinarians

American Veterinarian Medical Association: Page dedicated to providing mental well being resources and support for veterinarians.

AMVA Well Being Assessment: A tool from AMVA that helps you assess your well being as a veterinarian professional and find resources to help. 

AVMA Well Being LinkedIn: AVMA group that shares stories, links, and information about well-being for veterinarians. Membership in the group is open to all AVMA and SAVMA members, and those with expertise in social work, mental illness, and suicide prevention.