Health Care Providers:
How to Help

As a health care provider, you want to offer the best care to your patients. Mental health affects physical health, and vice versa, which is why it is so important to screen for mental health challenges when meeting with your patients. Some may be open to talking about any challenges they may have but others may be less forthcoming. Screening tools can help assess your patients needs, and there are many that can help you get started. Scroll down for information about recognizing and talking about mental health challenges, depression, and suicide with your patients.

Health Care Worker Resources That Can Help

Our resource tool is a great starting place for finding resources that can help you or your patients. Use it to help you find more specifics and get started today.

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The Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240 provides support 24/7. Experienced counselors can answer questions about mental health and substance use, provide referrals, offer support and crisis intervention. In the case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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There are many factors that can affect mental health. Get in-depth information and tips when it comes to suicide prevention, substances, and substance use disorders.