At WashU, we care about you and want to make sure you know about the resources available to help you thrive and navigate life’s challenges. In addition to your physical and financial well-being, take time to care for yourself or a loved one’s emotional well-being.
Sept. 5 – 11 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or someone you love is struggling, resources are available:
- Work-Life Solutions, the university’s employee assistance program (EAP) provides free, confidential, 24/7 support at 844-365-4587. Let them know if you need to talk with someone right now, or find a therapist and book a session using the new Guidance Connect tool.
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides immediate help by calling 988, the new three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. NOTE: If you are in the St. Louis area but have an out-of-area mobile number, please call the local number 314-469-6644 to be routed to a local behavioral health resource.
- Suicide is a leading cause of death among children and adults, but spotting risk factors and warning signs isn’t easy. Learn the signs someone may be at risk for suicide.
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is recognized on Sept. 17 and is honored as a way to encourage conversations, decrease stigma, and provide resources for physicians who might be struggling with mental health.
- If you are a physician and need help, visit WashU’s Work-Life Solutions webpage or contact the Physician Support Line.
- Clinical fellows and residents can access counseling through the Graduate Medical Education Consortium.
WashU Psychiatry has a team of psychiatrists and therapists dedicated to employees and dependents enrolled in a WashU medical plan. Learn more about WashU Psychiatry services and call 314-286-1700 to schedule an appointment. You can also check out the free online resources they recommend for WashU employees.
Thrive tip: Visit the Mental Health Hub to view additional resources to support you and your family’s mental health and emotional well-being.