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Resources for Students & Staff

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Veterinary Social Work​

UTCVM’s Veterinary Social Work (VSW) program attends to human needs at the intersection of veterinary and social work practice. They are able to provide consultation and support for psychosocial issues that impact occupational or academic functioning for self or others. VSW also mediates conflicts and provides consultations and referrals. Veterinary students are able to receive 5 free counseling sessions per year.

UT Counseling Center

24-Hour Helpline: 865-974-HELP (4357)​

The UT Counseling Center offers mental health outreach and consultation services to students at the University of Tennessee. Their Web site includes resources​ for time management, self-care, coping, anger management, addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, LGBTQ+ topics, eating disorders, sexual assault, and relationship violence. A 24-hour helpline is also available.

Employee Assistance Program

The UT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide free, confidential assistance to help employees and their families resolve problems that influence their personal lives or job performance.

The program is available to all benefits-eligible UT employees and their spouses and dependent children. In addition to the Knoxville campus contact, the state EAP provides free short-term counseling, financial counseling, and brief legal advice for regular employees scheduled to work at least 75 percent (30 hours per week) time.

Pride Center

The mission of the Pride Center is to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT). We strive to be a space for all members of the UT community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Our mission is accomplished through our educational programming focusing on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; our contributions to and maintenance of a campus LGBTQ+ community; and advocating for equitable access for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Mobile Crisis Unit​

Hotline: 865-539-2409

Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care

Veterinary Student & Professional Resources:

Assess, Support, Know (ASK)

This free resource from Banfield provides suicide prevention training, as well as information about warning signs and risk factors.

AVMA Wellbei​ng​

The AVMA provides tools and resources to support personal and professional wellbeing. The Web site contains information about steps that can be taken to support a culture of wellbeing, as well as how to find a wellbeing program or peer assistance. A wellbeing self-assessment​ is also available.

VSW Helpline: 865-755-8839

Quick Links for:

BIPOC/AAPI Resources

Violence and Trauma:

Love is Respect (Relationships) | YWCA Knoxville (Domestic Violence) |  Knoxville Victim Services

Substance Abuse:

NA Knoxville AreaAlcoholics Anonymous (Knoxville Area) | Rocky Top Recovery Group (UTK Student Organization)

Mental Health Guide for College Students:

Solar Mental Health

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