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Noteworthy Resources

Physician Suicide Prevention and the Ethics and Role of a Healing Community: An American College of Physicians Policy Paper

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, and Mark Levine, MD, for the ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee

Suicide is a major global public health issue, and, in recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the problem of physician suicide. Because suicide is a complex problem, actions aimed at preventing suicide must occur at the individual, interpersonal, community, and societal levels. The medical community has an obligation to foster a culture that supports education, screening, and access to mental health treatment, beginning at the earliest stages of medical training.

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Physician Suicide Prevention: The Ethics and Role of the Physician Colleague and the Healing Community

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What to Do When Someone Is at Risk

This short guide from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides a framework for how to talk to someone about their mental health.

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Learn more about health care professionals' mental health and suicide risk.

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Create and sustain positive work and learning environments and culture in medicine.

These tools highlight skills and resources that promote positive social interaction, a culture of safety, and team-based care.

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Self-Compassion Guided Practices and Exercises

Free and downloadable self-compassion guided meditations and exercises

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Test how self-compassionate you are.

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Watch a short video on how to apply compassion.

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ACP Well-being Library of Interventions

Use this curated library of well-being interventions to meet the specific needs of your constituency and promote well-being and professional fulfillment in your community.

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Nine Recommended Practices for Workplace Suicide Prevention

In 2012, the Office of the Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention established a Workplace Task Force to assist with the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The Nine Recommended Practices for Workplace Suicide Prevention include videos and other multimedia resources.

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Implementing and Sustaining Change Efforts

Use these resources to implement and sustain change efforts in your organization and community.

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Practical Immunization Microlearning Resources

Support yours and your patients' well-being with up to date pneumococcal and flu vaccine recommendations. Learn time-saving tips to make effective vaccine recommendations and boost vaccine confidence.

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Back to the September 16, 2022 issue of ACP IM Thriving