I Need Help

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If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate assistance, the following resources can help:
 
  • 9-1-1
    • If you are in crisis, call 9-1-1
 
   
  • 800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention 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.

 
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  • Text HOME to 741741 - Crisis Text Line
    • The Crisis Text Line is available for any crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform.
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Local Support Resources

  • The Physicians Wellness Collaborative: 612-362-3747
    • The Physicians Wellness Collaborative, a program of Physicians Serving Physicians, provides independent, confidential counseling and peer support resources for all Minnesota physicians, residents, and medical students.
  • Minnesota Health Professionals Services Program 651-642-0487
    • The Minnesota Health Professionals Services Program, a program of the State of Minnesota, is a professionally staffed, confidential program designed to monitor the treatment and continuing care of eligible, regulated health professionals. It promotes early intervention, diagnosis and treatment for health professionals with illnesses that may impact their ability to practice safely and provides monitoring services as an alternative to Board of Medical Practice discipline.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota 651-645-2948 or 1-888-626-4435
    • NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

National Support Resources

  • Peer-to-Peer Physician Support Line  888-409-0141  
    • The Physician Support Line, a program of the American Psychiatric Association, is a national, free, and confidential peer support service for American physicians and medical students – a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues.
  • SAMHSA National Helpline  800-662-4357  TTY: 800-487-4889
    • The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline, also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, is a confidential, free, 24/7/365 information service that provides individuals and family members referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
  • The Physicians Foundation Vital Signs
    • Physicians Foundation launched the Vital Signs initiative to help prevent physician suicide. Open Your Heart: Conversation Starter Guide provides tips for colleagues or loved ones who are concerned about a physician in their life who is exhibiting symptoms of distress or suicidal ideation.
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