Trainee Health Resources

Your well-being and mental health are our top priority. This webpage provides you with a list of resources to contact in case of emergent, urgent, and support type situations.

Emergent Resources

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Line

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.

24/7 available help, please call 1-800-273-8255

Local Resources

If you identify someone or identify yourself in need of emergent services:

  1. Seek out the nearest Emergency Room

  2. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness- Minnesota)

402 University Avenue E.
Saint Paul, MN 
24/7 Mobile Crisis Team and Crisis Phone Line :
1-888-NAMI-HELPS (1-888-626-4435)

Resident/Fellow Assistance Programs

The Unversity of Minnesota has two employee assistant programs that resident/fellows can access for services.

  • VITAL WorkLife Program
  • VITAL WorkLife Program

    The VITAL WorkLife Program, a free resource generously purchased for all M Physicians for ALL UMN residents and fellows, is now available! The program aims to provide you resources to assist with childcare and eldercare, financial and legal advice, job coaching and leadership training, retirement planning, and identifying counselors for you and your family members.

    -Peer Coaching
    -Finding Joy, Meaning & Purpose in Medicine
    -Communication & Conflict Resolution
    -Stress & Burnout
    -Work/Life Integration
    -Identifying Limits & Setting Boundaries
    -Establishing Healthy Habits
    -Leadership Development

    In-Person and Phone Counseling: Confidential, non-diagnostic counseling with our master’s and doctorate level professionals.

    Legal & Financial Consultations and Resources

    VITAL WorkLife Mobile App: Download VITAL WorkLife Mobile and take control of improving your well being with accessible and personalized resources.

    You may reference their website or give them a call at (877) 731-3949.

    Vital Worklife Flyer

  • Physician’s Wellness Collaborative
  • Physician’s Wellness Collaborative

    Physicians Wellness Collaborative, a program of Physicians Serving Physicians, provides independent, confidential counseling and peer support resources for all Minnesota physicians, residents, and medical students.
    The support you need as a physician, resident or medical student is just a phone call away. It's safe, confidential and offered at no cost to you and your family members. There is no judgment, only help from an organization with over 35 years of experience offering confidential peer support to physicians. If you or someone you know could benefit, we are available 24/7 for urgent consultation and ongoing support.
    Wellness Support
    Minnesota physicians, residents, medical students, and their immediate family members qualify for five confidential counseling sessions at no cost to them. Sessions may address stressors such as depression and anxiety, relationship issues, job stress, financial concerns, and loss and grief.
    Substance Use Support
    Physicians Serving Physicians was formed in 1981 by a group of physicians in recovery to help other physicians and their families with substance use disorders. We have supported over 1,000 physicians through their recovery to return to successful practice.
    Phone: 612-362-3747
    Physicians Wellness Collaborative Website (

Online care and services

  • Doctor on Demand
  • Doctor on Demand

    Online Care - Doctor on Demand!

    See a doctor right on your smartphone, tablet or computer with Doctor On Demand. Board certified doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists treat many common conditions including:
    -Cold and flu
    -Skin and eye issues
    -Sore throat
    -Pediatric issues
    -Stress and anxiety
    -Depression and mood issues

    Doctor on Demand also offers a free mental health assessment to help you determine if you might benefit from seeing a mental health professional for anxiety or depression. Visit to get started.

    For more online resources, please see the memo, linked here from the Office of Student Health Benefits who administers the Medical Resident/Fellow Blue Cross Blue Shield plan


  • Learn to Live
  • Learn to Live

    Learn to Live is a confidential mental health service that includes online assessments, self-paced digital programs, and optional coaching at no charge. Programs help trainees with issues related to stress, depression, social anxiety, insomnia, and more. Enter code "UMN."

  • Free and Confidential Coaching Services for Residents and Fellows
  • Free and Confidential Coaching Services for Residents and Fellows

    Are you feeling overwhelmed because of difficulties in training or personal issues? Do you want to grow as a leader and are looking for a development opportunity? Tackling these types of goals in a coaching relationship may be just for you!

    Carolyn Hildebrandt, the Organizational Development Manager in the UMN Office of Graduate Medical Education, will begin to offer coaching services starting on February 3. In these 50 minute appointments, trainees will explore their challenges, identify goals, discuss approaches, and plan action steps. You can self-refer for a confidential session. Information would only be disclosed to programs if desired by the coachee and with their permission.

    Sessions will be held in 2 ways: 1) In person at Carolyn's office in GME (Mayo G254-14) or remotely via Zoom. There will be Zoom-only time slots on Tuesday evenings. To schedule, trainees can choose a designated coaching time slot: Coaching appointments

Confidential Coaching


420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 293
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-5621