Here’s links to several resources that will help to support your efforts to improve your health and well-being.
Suicide Prevention Get Help NOW!
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-(800) 273-8255 or Chat Now
- Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741-741
- Suicide Prevention for Medical Students
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-(800) 656-4673 or Chat Now
- Video Overview of Medical Student, Resident & Physician Suicide
- The Samaritans – 116 123 (UK + ROI) – provides confidential non-judgmental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Also a text service – 07725909090 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org – replies within 24 hours.
- Nightline – Student-run helpline open throughout the night, providing confidential, non-judgmental and non-advisory support. Basically like an alternative to The Samaritans, geared towards students. Has branches in most major UK universities. Also has an IM and email service.
- Recover Your Life – self-harm support community.
- B-eat – eating disorder charity with a number of helplines, including one especially for young people who need support with eating disorder related problems
Information & Advice
- Mind – 0300 123 3393 – information about mental illness
- Papyrus – 0800 068 4141, help and support surrounding suicide
- Depression Alliance – general information and support on depression. Here you can share your story of mental illness, or read about others.
- National Eating Disorders – useful information pages on eating disorders.
- OCD UK – OCD info and support.
- Rethink – helping people recover from mental illness.
- SANE – mental health information and support via SANEline and SANEmail
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Mental Health Foundation
- Recover your life – this site offers support and advice for self-harmers. It also offers support for eating disorders and other mental health issues. As well as the main site with information about self-harm, there is also a forum and you can make your own online journal. The distractions forum has plenty of games to get you through those hard times.
- National Self-Harm Network – this site also offers support and advice for self-harmers and their families. As well as providing information there is also a forum.
- Victim Support – for those who have suffered abuse or rape, this site can provide support.
Here’s links to several confidential self-assessment tools.
While these self-administered assessments can help you better understand your current health status, they are not a substitute for testing, diagnosis, and tresstment from your healthcare provider.
- Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire
- Anxiety, PTSD Screen – Mental Health America
- Stress Screen – Mental Health America
- MiniZ Burnout Survey – AMA
- Medical Student Well-Being Index
- Resilience Survey
- Sleepiness Scale – Epworth Scale
- Depression Screen – Mental Health America
- Alcohol Use – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
Stay Tuned, there are more resources to come!