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These resources are designed to provide information on physician suicide prevention, including identifying risk factors, and to connect residents and program leaders with resources if they or someone they know has concern for risk.

UPMC WELL Toolkit: Suicide Resources

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) WELL Toolkit "was designed for physicians by physicians, with content that is evidence-based and specific to physicians and the practice of medicine." It speaks directly to ACGME requirements for well-being in a meaningful way.

UPMC identified three primary goals for the WELL Toolkit's Suicide Section:

  • give an overview of suicide prevention as it pertains to physicians, and
  • provide practical ways that physicians can look out for ourselves and our colleagues when there is concern for risk.

Explore UPMC suicide resources

Access Emergency Help

To access emergency services, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

For additional 24-hour support, call the IU School of Medicine Mental Health Crisis Line: 317-278-HELP (4357).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline988 or 800-273-8255

Find additional crisis resources.

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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 in the United States.

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Call 988 or

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Department of Mental Health Services Crisis Line

A 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line is available to IU School of Medicine residents and fellows across the state.

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Text HOME to 741741

Department of Mental Health Services

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides information & support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round. You can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.

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LiveHealth Online

  • Connect with a doctor, 24/7
  • Telehealth services available as part of IU Anthem insurance
  • Primary care (PCP), mental health, substance use care – $25 copay
  • Specialist care – $40 copay
  • Can see psychologist or psychiatrist within a few days
  • Refer to Resident Anthem Benefits document for details

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Employee Assistance Program

The SuportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. Licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship problems, work-related pressures, stress and anxiety, and more. Eligible employees and household members have access to the services at no cost.

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1-888-881-LINC (5462)

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SupportLinc EAP web portal

211 (community resources)

211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential.

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