Healthcare professionals are significantly more likely to end their lives by suicide than the general population. Many professionals do not seek treatment or support for fear of stigma or professional repercussions, coping alone with stress, burnout, and fatigue even as they provide care for others. In honor of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay) on September 17 and year-round, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved has developed helpful social media resources to help you and your organization raise awareness of the crisis of clinician suicide.

Help us raise awareness about the crisis of clinician suicide as well as National Physician Suicide Awareness Day with our video and toolkit of shareable graphics. Use the sample posts shown below or create your own messaging to accompany the video or images. Share information about #NPSADay and #SuicidePrevention on your social media and tag us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter so that we can help amplify your messaging.

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Video: Preventing Clinician Suicide: The Scope of the Problem

Watch as Dr. Virna Little, nationally known suicide prevention expert, discusses the crisis of suicide in healthcare professionals and what we can do to help address it and better care for the healers.

Shareable Social Media Images

Social Media Messaging

Sample Facebook and LinkedIn Messaging:

  • Healthcare professionals are significantly more likely to end their lives by suicide than the general population, and many don’t seek treatment for fear of stigma or professional repercussions. We can change this: on #NPSADay, let’s care for the healers. Learn how: bit.ly/suicidesafer
  • Physicians are far more likely to end their lives by suicide than the general population. So are nurses and other healthcare professionals. Clinicians shouldn’t have to cope alone with stress, burnout, and fatigue even as they provide care for others. Learn how organizations can support staff and help reduce risk on #NPSADay and beyond: bit.ly/suicidesafer
  • Healthcare professionals can’t care for others without also caring for themselves: clinicians are significantly more likely to die by suicide than others. Stigma is a barrier to care that we can all work to address on #NPSADay. Learn what you can do: bit.ly/suicidesafer
  • Join us in honoring National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay) on Sept. 17. Healthcare professionals are significantly more likely to die by suicide than others, and the impacts on providers and patients alike is devastating. Let’s work to change this: bit.ly/suicidesafer

Sample Twitter/X:

  • Join us in honoring National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay) on Sept. 17. Healthcare professionals are significantly more likely to die by #suicide than others, and the impacts on providers and patients alike is devastating. We can change this: bit.ly/suicidesafer
  • 1 in 15 physicians in the U.S. have thought of ending their lives by #suicide. Clinician suicide is a preventable crisis, and organizations and individuals can take steps to reduce stigma and care for the healers. Learn how: bit.ly/suicidesafer #NPSADay #suicideprevention

More Resources on Preventing Suicide in Clinicians