ACP supports National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, September 17

This year's theme is One of Us to remind us that suicide can affect us, our friends, and colleagues.


ACP is an official supporter of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) effort to help spread awareness about 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 (NPSA) on Sept. 17. This year's theme is One of Us to remind us that suicide can affect us, our friends, and colleagues.

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 Fulfillment initiative , ACP continues to work to address the root causes that affect physician professional fulfillment and well-being. The initiative's webpage also features COVID-19 wellbeing resources.