Resources to address burnout, depression & suicidal ideation
Whether you’re in crisis, or just beginning to struggle with burnout or depression, seeking help and support is the first step toward recovery.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Dial 988, or text the Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free 24/7 and confidential (text GO to 741741). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides everyone with help to prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. NSF has over 200 local crisis centers providing local resources with innovative best practices and quality care. Find your local crisis center.
Federation of State Physician Health Programs, Inc. (FSPHP) The FSPHP is a confidential resource for physicians, other licensed healthcare professionals, or those in training suffering from addictive, psychiatric, medical, behavioral, or other potentially impairing conditions.
Veterans Crisis Line
Text to 838255 | Call 1-800-273-8255 You’re not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call. 24/7 Confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Text NAMI to 741741 | Call 1-800-950-6264 Healthcare Professionals resources to review signs that indicate it is time to consider asking for support and resources created especially for healthcare professionals.
Physician Support Line Call 1 (888) 409-0141 The Physician Support Line consists of psychiatrists helping US physicians and medical students navigate the many intersections of personal and professional life. This support is free and confidential, and no appointment is necessary.
PeerRxMed A free, peer-supported program designed to support clinicians with peer-to-peer support by signing up with a buddy and receiving weekly nudges to check in with each other, along with weekly supportive thoughts for contemplation or conversation during stressful times.
Video: Avoid Burnout and Build Resilience Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses how to move beyond the prevention of burn-out to promote resilience, well-being, and joy.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) The AOA is one of seven member organizations of the ACGME. The AOA nominates individuals to serve on the ACGME Board of Directors and 22 ACGME Review and Recognition Committees. The ACGME has tools and resources on well-being on its online education portal, Learn at ACGME. Resources are designed for both the individual and system-wide practice. Some resources are open access; others are free but require a free Learn at ACGME account; and a select few are proprietary. The After a Suicide Toolkit is an important resource for Program Directors should a suicide occur within a residency or fellowship program.
Princeton UMatter Wellness Self-Assessment The Princeton UMatter Wellness Self-Assessment is a self-assessment tool for individual-level self-reflection and goal setting. You can use this self-assessment tool to determine the areas of wellness (emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual) where you are thriving and those that may need greater attention.
Well-being Assessment This assessment can help you determine where you are in each aspect of well-being and point to areas where you might want to make changes.
Adult Self-Assessment (Interactive PDF File) There are ten statements for every area listed in the “Eight Dimensions of Wellness,” totaling 80 statements to be ranked anywhere from always to never. This assessment aims to bring greater awareness to areas of overall well-being.
Adult Wellness Circle Program Workbook The Adult Wellness Circle Program Workbook is a 38-page workbook containing the self-assessment tool, lessons for each of the six sessions, and space for reflection regarding the Action steps.
Depression Test This assessment tool can assist you in determining if you are depressed or just feeling sad. Feeling sad is a normal human experience but feeling too much sadness can cause distress and life problems.
Evaluating Your Well-Being The Professional Fulfillment scale assesses the degree of intrinsic positive reward derived from our work, including happiness, meaningfulness, contribution, self-worth, satisfaction, and feeling in control when dealing with difficult problems at work.