If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate assistance, the following resources can help:
9-8-8 or 9-1-1
If you are in crisis, call the suicide and crisis lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.


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.

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.

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. 

University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing offers a free collection of quick activities and resources designed to address stress and enhance wellbeing in physicians and other front line workers. Click here to learn more.