Anesthesia providers face a number of challenges, stressors and pressures in their daily lives. Tragically, we continue to lose colleagues to death by suicide. The following resources are intended to help to guide you to resources that may help you or a colleague to get help in addressing their challenges. If you have suggestions of additional resources to add to this site, please contact ASA at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or a colleague are suicidal and need emergency help, call 911 immediately or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
Suicide Prevention - Know the Risk Factors and Warning Signs from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Suggestions to Help Someone Else
HEAR Program (Healer Education Assessment and Referral Program)
Complete the program's questionnaire for anonymous and confidential assessment and support.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Watch the video on Healthcare Professional Burnout, Depression and Suicide Prevention.
Tools and Resources for Physician Well-Being from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)