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Wellness Lifelines

Crisis intervention

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.

Crisis contacts

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Call 1-800-273-8255
    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

  • 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.

Practice environment 

Work/life balance

Wellness & burnout

Online assessment tools

  • 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.
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