by David Bledsoe DVM
Dear NOMV Nation,
By now most of us are aware of two recent celebrity suicides. These events have a tendency to focus attention to mental wellness and the additional dialog can be healthy and helpful. But it’s also a fact that such events can act as a contagion of sorts and may perversely increase acceptance of suicide as an option.
NOMV exists to provide a safe space for veterinarians to discuss and seek support for these issues. Our goal - as our name says - is that not one more vet will feel the need to take their life as a “solution” to their problems and pain.
PLEASE reach out to NOMV if you need to talk, vent, cry, or shout. Go to the NOMV anonymous post page if you want us to post anonymously for you. We are here for you.
Together we are stronger. We are not alone. We are ALLONE.
On behalf of the admins and moderators, thank you for making NOMV what it is.
If you are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to a NOMV moderator, or contact these numbers. Additional resources are also listed on this page: Support Resources
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Bulgaria: 0035 9249 17 223
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Finland: 010 195 202
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
Ireland: 116123 or 1800 247 247
The Netherlands: 09000113
New Zealand: 0800 543 354 or 0508 828 865
Russia: 8 (800) 100-49-94
South Africa: 0514445691
Sweden: 0771-22 00 60
United Kingdom: 116 123
USA: 18002738255 or TEXT 741741
The Admin Team of NOMV is a group of veterinarians dedicated to improving veterinary mental health.