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Self-care Check-up

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As we continue to navigate this tumultuous time, problem-solving, stress management and adaptation strategies remain important. Take a few minutes to support your mental well-being by doing these self-reflection exercises.


When should I seek help?

Seek support if you are experiencing these common warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress. Check out the Mental Health Continuum to determine when it’s time to enlist professional care.


24/7 hotline available to faculty & staff

Are you struggling with increased family and relationship stress, irritability, substance abuse, grief or burnout? IU School of Medicine and IU Health team members and their families can receive rapid access to a full range of confidential services by calling (317) 963-2200 to be connected to the services that are right for you. This includes services through the Department of Psychiatry Stress, Trauma and Grief Emotional Supports (STAGES) program and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Know how to help trainees

Are you working with a trainee who may need well-being support during this challenging time? The Department of Mental Health Services (DMHS) offers individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, group counseling and psychiatric services. All services are currently available via telehealth. IU School of Medicine trainees statewide can contact DMHS at 317-278-2383 or

In addition, the DMHS Crisis Line, 317-278-4357 (HELP), is available 24/7. Calls are answered by a licensed mental health clinician who can provide assistance and contact the on-call IU School of Medicine DMHS clinician for urgent situations. Anyone can call the crisis line on behalf of a trainee, and calls can be made anonymously.


Remember to practice self-care

Think about how frequently, and how well, you are performing self-care activities to maintain good health and improve well-being by taking this self-care assessment. The goal is to recognize areas of your life that need more attention.

Additional personal well-being resources are available at for IU faculty and staff on the Healthy IU website, which includes campus-specific programs and resources. Indiana University and IU School of Medicine are proud of the amazing work you are doing, and we are here to support you.