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FOR THOSE NEEDING EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT, THE FOLLOWING LIST WAS COMPILED BY DR. BREE MONTANA OF VETS4VETS®, A CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE VIN FOUNDATION, AVAILABLE AT NO-COST TO VETERINARIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
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No one needs to struggle alone. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, please reach out to Vets4Vets®
Below are a list of additional resources. If you know of a resource you think we should add, please contact Vets4Vets®.
UNITED STATES RESOURCES:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a phone connection to those who are feeling suicidal, as well as anyone concerned that someone they know may be suicidal. The service is free and available 24/7. Callers may remain anonymous. 988 or (800) 273-8255
CrisisTextline provides free, fast, 24/7 crisis support. When we just can’t take it another minute and we can’t get it together to call someone or pull up a website, we can simply text HOME to 741741. A trained crisis counselor will respond right away. Texter may remain anonymous. Their website has more information.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and links for local chapters
CrisisChat is a free, anonymous, 24/7 service of the reputable National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is their online outreach.
Stop a Suicide Today Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help yourself and others.
The Center for Disease Control has a Preventing Suicide: Technical Package providing a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide.
UNITED KINGDOM RESOURCES:
Vetlife is a well-developed resource for veterinary surgeons and their dependents. Providing more than suicide-prevention support, Vetlife.org offers a variety of free and anonymous services. Call 0303 040 2551 or see their website.
EUROPE AND BEYOND RESOURCES:
The International Association for Suicide Prevention provides a collection of resources covering countries from Albania to Switzerland. Most services are free, and users may remain anonymous.