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