Crisis Resources & Hotlines
Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: This is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to receive support and local referrals.
Description: The Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.
Website (and online chat): Veteran Crisis Line >
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Website: National Domestic Violence Hotline
Description: The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). You can also chat online at the website above.
Website: The Trevor Project
Description: The Trevor Project’s trained counselors are here to support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. Text and online chat is available on the website above.
Therapy & Treatment Finder
Website: SAMHSA National Helpline
Description: This treatment referral and information service is confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Mental Health Organizations
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance use disorders and mental illnesses.
Description: The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.
Description: The website of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides complementary information to its print edition about the classification, assessment, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders.
Website: Mental Health America
Description: Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.
Description: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Self-Care Resources for Burnout
Mindfulness activities such as controlled breathing, meditation and guided imagery have been shown to help reduce stress. According to research mindfulness activities have several benefits for physical and mental health. Some of the strongest health benefits include: improving mood, reducing stress, helping cope with physical pain and improving brain functioning.
StressRemedy has a selection of free guided meditation exercises that you can try.
Below are a few audio guides that can help with practicing slowing down thoughts and reconnecting the mind and body:
Journaling has been shown to decrease blood pressure, ease symptoms of depression, and improve immune functioning. Research indicated that journaling reduces blood pressure, improves mood, and decreases absenteeism.
Article: The Benefits of Journaling >
Yoga can help reduce the feelings of stress, helping to release the body and mind from a state of “fight-or-flight”, and bringing it into a state of “rest-and-digest”, by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
- Video Playlist: Sample of Yoga Videos Available in the NeuroFlow App >
- Article: Yoga for Burnout >
- Article: 5 Yoga Poses to Overcome Burnout >
Listening to or playing music is a great way to help manage burnout. Music is extremely powerful when it comes to stress-management and relaxation. It can aid in meditation, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and helps decrease stress hormone levels.
Regular physical activity can improve quality of life and relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and depression. You may notice a “feel good” sensation immediately following your workout and also see an improvement in overall well-being over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of your life.
Article: Working Out to Relieve Stress >
Sleep is critical to a healthy mind and healthy body. Research has shown that people with burnout have significantly higher insomnia troubles, sleep fragmentation, and non-restorative sleep. In addition, burnout subjects have higher levels of anxiety and depression scores. Improving sleep doesn’t happen quickly, but there are some steps you can take to improve sleep hygiene that can get you on the road to a better night sleep.
Choosing healthy foods may help you to feel well and happy. A balanced wholesome diet may help to prevent and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. A diet rich in processed foods with added salt, sugars and fats may lead to poor mental health and exacerbate symptoms of burnout.