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Self-Care Resources for Your Whole Health


It is more important than ever to take care of your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Asking ourselves “What Matters Most” is an important question right now. This helps to find the right resources to support staying balanced and resilient. This is critically important so that we can care for our Veterans, families, and communities. The following resources are quick, virtual tools to help you manage stress and promote your Whole Health during these unprecedented times.

Take some time to explore what matters most to you through the Live Whole Health | VA Mobile App.

Overwhelmed?  Need to talk to someone right now?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - For any person in distress or their loved ones.

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454
  • Start a confidential chat
  • Call TTY if you have hearing loss 1-800-799-4889
  • Get more resources at SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

Veterans Crisis Line - We’re here anytime, day or night – 24/7.

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
  • Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
  • Text 838255
  • Start a confidential chat
  • Call TTY if you have hearing loss 1-800-799-4889
  • Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.

Physician Support Line

What Is Physician Support Line?  Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call 1-888-409-0141. No appointment necessary. https://www.physiciansupportline.com/


Disaster Distress Helpline

All VA employees are eligible to contact this helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or even text, "TalkWithUs" to 66746, to be connected to a trained counselor.  Help is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Resources for Your Whole Health

  • Live Whole Health | VA Mobile App: VA’s Live Whole Health app is a free, easy to use tool created for Veterans and others who are ready to take the next step in their Whole Health journey. Whole Health is VA’s holistic approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers care around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. With this app, you can fill out your personal health inventory, set goals, and learn more about Whole Health.
  • #LiveWholeHealth | VAntage Point: Includes numerous video resources to support staying balanced and resilient. Videos include topics such as guided meditation, chair yoga, acupressure, relaxation techniques, gratitude, and many more!
  • I.M. Emotional Support Hub | Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment | ACP (acponline.org) Protect your health and well-being by connecting with easily-accessible peer support through the Physician Support Line, and affordable, confidential counseling is available through The Emotional PPE Project and The Therapy Aid Coalition.

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Literature indicates that both expressing and receiving messages of gratitude are effective ways to bolster resilience in difficult times.

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