Suicide Prevention

What is “One Health”?

One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. As the population has grown, we tend to share our lives more closely with all kinds of animals.

Crisis Support

Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Postvention


Question-Persuade-Refer Training

This one-hour training, free for GVMA members, teaches how to recognize the signs that someone may be contemplating suicide, how to talk to them if you are concerned, and how best to get them help. Click Here to Learn More.

Compassion Fatigue

We chose this career because we are compassionate, caring people. Unfortunately, that also makes us more susceptible to compassion fatigue. If we had no compassion, we would not have to worry about the fatigue. The first step is to understand and accept the emotional strain that is part of our career. We must recognize the toll it takes on us daily, yet also recognize our great potential to overcome or minimize its effects.

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Risk Factors & Warning Signs
How to Help Someone in Crisis
Support for Survivors of Attempted Suicide

NOTE: The information contained in these self-help documents is not to be used as a substitute for professional care. Neither the authors nor the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) assume liability for injury incurred by following the information presented in these self-help resources.