National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is here to help everyone prevent physician suicide – including physicians, their colleagues and their loved ones. We need to come together and break down the culture of silence around physician mental health. It’s a time to talk – and to act – so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies.
The following are 5 evidence-based actions physicians can do – and their loved ones and colleagues can encourage – to help prevent suicide.
Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues and American medical students as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.
Physician Support Line (888)-409-0141
AAFP has created a platform for supporting physician health. Many family physicians report feeling dissatisfied in their profession, and disconnected from their purpose. As physicians you face more challenges than ever in delivering quality patient care. Regulation burdens, documentation mandatories, operational policies, practice inefficiencies, and a culture of physician self-sacrifice all get in the way of serving the patient.
AAFP News Coverage and Blog Posts on Physician Well-Being
March 30 - April 2, 2022
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida
AAFP currently offers eight classes on physician well-being: