Wellness Hotlines & Resources
Physician well-being and wellness supports improved patient-physician relationships, a high-functioning care team, and an engaged and effective workforce. The crisis of physician burnout (the triad of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and low personal accomplishment) is mainly the result of the medical systems we work in and less so the result of lack of personal resilience.
Sutter Independent Physicians as an organization will continue to dedicate time and resources to help our physicians, APCs and staff be well by improving parts of the medicine that lead to burn out and by encouraging individual resilience and self-care. It is essential that we care for our caregivers.
Free and Confidential Mental Health Hotlines and Coaching Resources
If you are suicidal and need emergency help, call 911 immediately or 1-800-273-8255(TALK)
- Crisis/Suicide Prevention text line: text TALK to 741741
- California Medical Association’s 24-hour Confidential Assistance Line (free and confidential doctor to doctor assistance) : 1 213 383-2691
- National Physician Support line (free talk session with a psychiatrist for an immediate stressor) : 1 888 409-0141
- Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) free and confidential Resiliency Coaching Sessions: Click here
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) Joy of Medicine
The physician leadership at SSVMS are your colleagues and understand the struggles physicians face on a daily basis. As a professional organization, SSVMS is determined to help physicians in the Sacramento region find happiness and fulfillment in the profession. Our goal is to engage physicians in the Sacramento region in a long-term conversation that will help them recognize the signs of burnout, build meaningful resiliency, and thrive.
- Visit the main website to learn more!
- Counseling (6 free sessions with vetted psychologists and life coaches). UC Davis Department of Psychiatry Practice Manager, Angel Hanson at (916) 734-3917. Identify yourself as a physician accessing the Joy of Medicine Program for access to an attending psychiatrist for an immediate appointment.
- Peer Support