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Dr. DeHeer: I would plead with a colleague at risk to get
professional help immediately. Do not be ashamed or afraid;
the struggles have solutions. Finding guidance and direction
to arrive at the solutions requires help.
APMA News: What resources would you recommend to increase
suicide awareness among colleagues and patients?
Dr. DeHeer: APMA's website (www.apma.org/wellbeing) offers a robust amount of information on suicide awareness
linked to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, a federally
supported resource center. For those in crisis, the page provides a link to the completely confidential Physician Support
Line staffed by volunteer psychiatrists who are specially
trained in mental wellness and are available seven days a
week. The phone number is 888-409-0141.
APMA News: What else do you want APMA News readers to
know?
Dr. DeHeer: It is important to keep suicide awareness and
well-being on the radar and in the discussion about the

profession's issues. As an APMA trustee, blogger, residency
director, lecturer, and author, I have multiple avenues to
keep suicide awareness and well-being in the conversation, including collaborating with AMA and AOA on physician suicide to educate and provide resources to our respective memberships.
Further Reading and CME Credit
The following article on AMA's Educational Hub is paired
with a quiz with CME credit available. Assessment of Risk
Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals
https://edhub.ama-assn.org/jn-learning/module/
2767230?widget=personalizedcontent&previousarticle=
17571804
Endnotes
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Rushing, C.J., et al. " Perceptions of Burnout, Personal
Achievement, and Anxiety Among US Podiatric Medicine and
Surgery Residents: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. " Journal of
Foot and Ankle Surgery (2019). Manuscript Accepted. n
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