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Physician Wellness Resources

You're busy taking care of others, be sure to make time for care for yourself.



988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Callers from Utah will be connected to the Utah Crisis Line, staffed by certified crisis workers at HMHI. This dialing code is confidential, no-cost, and available 24/7/365 to everyone across the United States. 

University of Utah Health Resiliency Center: In addition to resources for U of U employees, the Resiliency Center has also created several helpful videos for all healthcare workers on their Accelerate page.

Emotional Health Relief Hotline
Intermountain Healthcare has launched the Emotional Health Relief Hotline for Utah health professionals and community members. The hotline is a free resource for those seeking emotional health guidance during these uncertain times. Callers are connected with a trained caregiver who can provide appropriate self-care tools, peer supports, treatment options, crisis resources, and more. The hotline has been developed in close collaboration with state partners, including the Department of Human Services and the University of Utah Health’s UNI Crisis Line. It’s available 7 days a week, from 10 am to 10 pm. The phone number is 1-833-442-2211

Dr. Jay's Peaceful Abiding: Meditation and mindfulness for healthcare providers, Buddhists, or beginning meditators. Dr. Jay Moreland, a Utah-based family physician and member of UAFP, has been a practicing Buddhist for more than 25 years in the Dzogchen Vajrayana tradition but he teaches in a secular style intended for those of all beliefs and backgrounds. His goal is to help you be happier and more peaceful. His podcasts are available in English and Spanish.


Physician Health First: An American Academy of Family Physicians’ interactive web portal with a wealth of well-being resources for Academy members.

Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition Continuing Medical Education (CME) Webinars: A series of six videos focused on addressing physician burnout. Each video is approved for CME credit.

Wellness Wednesdays Archive: A compilation of 45-minute videos from our partners at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians with topics ranging from mindfulness, meditation, and gratitude to emotional energy through physician exercise and tools for overcoming burnout.

Professional Wellness page: Articles, videos, and other wellness resources from our partners at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.


Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality - Several resources, videos, and readings on burnout and resiliency. Additionally, you can participate in the Three Good Things Study utilizing WISER resilience tools. WISER is a set of positive psychology tools which engage participants to briefly reflect on the science of resilience, relationships, strengths, gratitude and awe.

Headspace: An app that teaches you how to meditate.

Ten Percent Happier: Another mindfulness and mediation app.

Inner Engineering Online: A free (just enter $0 in the payment section) program to help support the well-being of healthcare providers to improve physical health, enhance mental stability, and promote spiritual well-being.

Physician Support Line (PLS):  Psychiatrists helping our US physician and medical student colleagues navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives. Free, Confidential & Anonymous. No appointment necessary. Call for any issue, not just a crisis. Open Monday to Friday (except federal holidays) 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM ET.

For the Frontlines: This 24/7 help line provides free crisis counseling for frontline workers. They can text FRONTLINE to 741741 in the United States.

Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience: Created by the National Academy of Medicine in 2017, the Action Collaborative comprises more than 60 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout.

American Medical Association (AMA): The AMA has created a resource center dedicated to providing care for caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website includes specific guidance for managing mental health during the pandemic.

American College of Physicians (ACP): The professional society of internal medicine physicians has created a comprehensive guide for physicians specific to COVID-19, with a section dedicated to clinician well-being that includes information about hotlines, counseling services, grief support, and more.

American Hospital Association (AHA): The AHA's website now includes regularly updated resources for healthcare clinicians and staff, as well as a special section dedicated to protecting and enabling healthcare workers in the midst of the pandemic.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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