Veterinarian Wellness

Veterinarians are busy individuals. It may seem impossible to focus on personal wellness over other obligations, but prioritizing your physical and mental health is extremely important. Below are MVMA approved resources to help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle and information for handling many of life's obstacles. 


NEW Mental Health Benefit in Partnership with Restorative Path Counseling and Wellbeing
We are excited to announce that the MVMA Board of Directors has approved a new benefit for members that will focus on mental health and wellbeing in partnership with Restorative Path Counseling and Wellbeing. The MVMA recognizes that the Veterinary Profession and Community is selective on who they will approach with their struggles, and wants to reduce the barriers, by providing access to a reliable and credible mental health professional (Mrs. Athena M. Diesch-Chham, MSW, LICSW) with 10 years of veterinary experience. Click the link above for more information. 

Latest MVMA Health and Wellness Newsletter Column

AVMA’s Wellness and Peer Assistance Toolkit

SAMHSA's National Helpline - 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-days-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Alcoholic Anonymous
Get support, resources, and locate a meeting.

Al-Anon
Support for friends and family of those with alcohol dependency challenges.

Narcotics Anonymous
Get support, resources, and locate a meeting.

Nar-Anon
Support for friends and family of those with narcotic dependency challenges.

Gamblers Anonymous
Get support, resources, and locate a meeting.

Adult Mental Health Crisis Response Phone List
By MN county (Updated 5/3/18). 

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Response Phone List
By MN county (Updated 5/3/18).

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800.273.8255

TXT4life (MN) - Suicide Prevention
Text “Life” to 61222 to be connected to trained, compassionate counselors - 24/7/365.

Crisis Text Line
Text "HOME" to 741741 to be connected with a Crisis Counselor

Therapist Finder – Psychology Today
Search for a therapist to fit your needs (location, insurance type, therapy focus, etc).