Mental Health Tips and Resources For Doctors

May 3, 2023 | Blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as a Doctor, it’s important to take care of your own mental health as well as your patients’ health.

Here are some tips and resources that may be helpful:

Practice self-care: Make sure to take care of your own physical and mental health needs. This includes getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking breaks when you need them.

Connect with colleagues: Connect with colleagues who understand the challenges of being a Doctor. You can talk to them about work-related stress and share coping strategies.

Seek professional help: If you’re struggling with your mental health, seek professional help from a mental health provider. This can be a therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist.

Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness meditation can be a helpful tool for managing stress and anxiety. Try incorporating mindfulness exercises into your daily routine.

Take breaks: Take breaks from work regularly, even if it’s just for a few minutes. This can help you recharge and reduce stress.

Use employee assistance programs: Many hospitals and healthcare organizations offer employee assistance programs that provide confidential counseling and support services.

Join a support group: Join a support group for healthcare professionals. These groups provide a safe space to share experiences, offer support, and learn coping strategies.

Use mental health apps: There are several mental health apps available that can help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Some popular options include Headspace, Calm, and Moodfit.

Attend conferences and workshops: Attend conferences and workshops on mental health and wellness. These events provide an opportunity to learn new skills and connect with other healthcare professionals.

Know your limits: It’s important to know your limits and not take on more than you can handle. Don’t be afraid to say no to additional responsibilities if you’re feeling overwhelmed.


  1. American Medical Association – Physician Wellness
  2. National Alliance on Mental Illness – Mental Health Conditions in Physicians
  3. Medscape – Physician Burnout and Mental Health