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.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Reach out to trained crisis workers who will listen and help you get the support you need.
"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."
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.
Access an educational program on preventing and talking about suicide.
Be prepared for how a colleauge will most likely react to your concern and what to do next. (4 minutes, 9 seconds)
Moral injury is likely to have a lasting effect on your well-being. (6 minutes, 51 seconds)
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)
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