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Finding help

Mental health resources for physicians in crisis

Learn where to find help if you're suffering from burnout or depression.

Whether you’re in crisis, or just beginning to struggle with burnout or depression, talking about how you feel is the first step toward recovery. The resources below provide contact information for mental health programs offered by osteopathic medical schools and affiliate organizations.

Note: As a membership organization, the AOA cannot provide medical advice or practitioner referrals.  If you need medical advice, please consult your healthcare provider. Resources on this page are provided for informational purposes only. The list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by the AOA.

Additional resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Get free and confidential 24/7 support, as well as prevention and crisis resources and best practices for professionals.

Call: (800) 273-8255 (TALK)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

Contact the Helpline Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Call: (800) 950-6264 or text “NAMI” to 741741



Veterans Crisis Line

Help is on standby if you’re a Veteran in crisis or a concerned loved one. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call: (800) 273-8255


#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.


Federation of State Physician Health Programs

Contact a state member Physician Health Program (PHP) near your community.


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