Suicide and vet med

Yes, we are at risk. Not much more than the general population but the rate is too high and it is too easy for us.

Losing one vet student means hundreds of thousands of animals go without vet care or have to wait (do the math).

Please reach out for help if you or a friend is thinking of suicide. If it isn’t you, still call the crisis connection or the police. They can help you figure out the best next steps.

Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help:     Not one more vet


If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. This will reach campus police who can come join you or connect you to other police services.

Crisis Lines

  • National Suicide Hotline  1-800-SUICIDE
  • Crisis Connection  612-379-6363
  • HCMC Crisis Referral Line 612-873-3161
  • Walk-in Counseling Center (WICC)  612-870-0565


More options

Need to talk? The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 24/7 crisis line is here for you. Call 612-301-4673 (HOPE) anytime.

You can also text “UMN” to 61222. Both phone and text offer 24/7 help to our campus community.

Local resources

  • Health Professionals Service Program (HPSP) – 651-642-0487
  • Mental Health Minnesota- 651-288-0400 OR text SUPPORT to 85511
  • Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine – 651-201-2844
  • MVMA – 651-645-7533

National resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1-800-950-6264
  • National Suicide Prevention Program – – 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line – OR text HOME to 741-741
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – 1-800-662-4357


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