• Suicide Prevention and Emergency Help

    You are not alone.

    Whether you are seeking help for yourself, trying to help a colleague in crisis, or are coping with loss, you will find assistance here. In addition to emergency hotlines, suicide prevention toolkits, and information about combatting mental health stigma that can make a difference.

    Emergency Help: Find Assistance for Yourself or Your Colleagues

    If you are having suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 

    Emergency Help | Article

    Reach out to trained crisis workers who will listen and help you get the support you need.

    Coping with COVID-19 and Mental Distress: Member Stories

    "Moral injury didn’t just lead me to burnout, it almost killed me."

    "My own experience with grief during the pandemic was unexpected and overwhelming, and I wish a physician colleague had named what I had gone through earlier in the process."

    Stigma and Prevention: Take Action to Help Others

    Learn organizational strategies to reduce the suicide risk among health workers and other colleagues. (Approx. 80 minutes)

    Fighting the effects of stress and burnout is a continuous process, not a one-and-done solution. 

    Acknowledging and sharing your struggles can help you cope in difficult times. 

    Get resources for immediate crisis help, suicide prevention and support after a loss. 

    Identify and support at-risk physicians.

    Learn strategies to prevent suicide and burnout and become familiar with how to approach a colleague when they might be struggling.

    Access an educational program on talking about and preventing suicide.

    Mental Health Advice on Difficult Topics

    Be prepared for how a colleague will most likely react to your concern and what to do next. (4 minutes, 9 seconds)

    What Is Moral Injury? | Watch | CME

    Moral injury is likely to have a lasting effect on your well-being. (6 minutes, 51 seconds)

    What Is Vicarious Trauma? | Watch | CME

    Helping professionals are prone to deeply experience the trauma of others. Many emotions and sensations are associated with a response to trauma. (7 minutes, 7 seconds)

    Paths to Healing PTSD | Watch | CME

    Many physicians who experience an unexpected adverse outcome or malpractice litigation also experience post-traumatic stress. (9 minutes, 7 seconds)

    Talk Saves Lives: Free Suicide Prevention Training