Suicide Prevention: Direct Support Resources

Access resources that can be utilized immediately and on an ongoing basis, as well as for non-healthcare workers.


    Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for physician colleagues and American medical students. Call 1-888-409-0141. It’s open 8am to 1am every day, no appointment necessary.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Text Line offers free 24/7 mental health support. Text “SCRUBS” to 741741 for help.

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is the new 3-digit dialing code that will route callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis lifeline, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


    Therapy Aid Coalition provides free therapy for physicians and health care professionals, including individual and group support.

    The Emotional PPE Project connects physicians with licensed mental health professionals who can help. This service is free and does not require insurance.

    Each state also has its own Physician Health Program. To find your state’s, visit Federation of State Physician Health Programs.

    PeerRxMed is a free peer-to-peer program for physicians and other health care professionals that offers support, connection, encouragement, resources and skill building for optimal well-being

    Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation has a mission to reduce burnout of health care professionals and safeguard their well-being and job satisfaction.


    Zero Suicide Toolkit is a set of tools and resources to guide implementation of the Zero Suicide Pathway for patients.

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community.

    The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is helping transform suicide care through its Zero Suicide initiative and other efforts addressing workforce training, financing, crisis services, and standard suicide care.