If you need urgent help, you should call Lifeline on 13 11 14 immediately.
If you're an AVA member, you can call the AVA Telephone Counselling Service at any time of the day or night on 1800 337 068.
You can also use these services if someone you know is in trouble and you would like to get professional advice about how to help them.
The service can also arrange a counsellor to attend veterinary workplaces to help support staff after a traumatic incident.
Other information that could be useful include our page on suicide. It includes a list of signs to watch out for in those around you, and some tips on what to do if you see them.