ACP supports National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on Sept. 17

The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine is leading a collaborative effort with ACP and other medical organizations to encourage grassroots activities that increase awareness of the issue of physician suicide.


ACP is an official supporter of the efforts of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) to help increase awareness of the issue of physician suicide. CORD is leading a collaborative effort with ACP and other medical organizations to encourage grassroots activities around National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on Sept. 17.

CORD's resources include a curriculum, podcasts, videos, and articles. CORD's Vision Zero statement calls on individuals, residency programs, health care organizations, and national groups to make a commitment to break down stigma, increase awareness, open the conversation, decrease the fear of consequences, recognize warning signs, and learn to approach colleagues who may be at risk.

Through ACP's Physician Well-being and Professional Satisfaction initiative , ACP continues to work to address factors that affect physician professional fulfillment and well-being, including reducing administrative burdens and improving the practice environment. ACP's available resources include emergency phone numbers and resources, workflow innovations to enhance well-being, a portfolio of four 10-minute micro-skills for well-being, and a curated lists of multimedia tools focused on increasing professional fulfillment. ACP has deployed more than 160 Well-being Champions to support ACP member physicians in their local communities through evidence-based interventions.

The September ACP Internist includes a Perspectives piece on physician suicide and awareness.