We know medical school and your residency are some of the most difficult things you will ever do and stress is a big part of it. However, if you are feeling stress that is affecting you more than usual, you need to get help as soon as possible. The Office of Learner Well-being is in place to help you get through these times. A first step can be a self screening, but if your feelings are making you want to harm yourself, use the emergency number below now:


For after-hour emergencies and immediate assistance, please call: Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225, or After-Hour Support Line: 833-910-3364


Suicide and Burnout Prevention in Healthcare Professionals

This four-minute video below advises medical students, residents, and fellows on how to support each other, express concern to peers, and encourage help-seeking behavior (on behalf of the ACGME, Mayo Clinic, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or
  • Text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or
  • Go the Emergency Room or Call 911.


Medical Students

Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or stressed can take a toll on your mental health. Psychological support is available for all our medical students. We know what it takes to do what you do, and we want you to know you are not alone!

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Schedule an appointment, call: 706-737-1471
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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After-hours Psychiatry Prescribing Clinic via Telehealth:

Call: 706-721-3448 during normal business hours to request a referral.


Student Counseling & Psychological Services

Free mental health counseling. For more info or an appt., please call For more info or an appt., please call 706-737-1471 (no referral needed).

Student Health Services

Psychiatric services available. 24/7 After Hours Support Line:  883-910-3364. After-hours Psychiatry Prescribing

Students for Well-being

Jags Live Well is a student-focused initiative promoting a lifestyle of holistic wellness. Living holistically aids in student success and retention. This initiative acts to educate students on the various dimensions of wellness and provides resources for overall well-being. 


Online Mental Health and Wellness

24/7 access line: 833-910-3364

Healthiest You

UnitedHealthCare & Teladoc Telehealth


A Medical Students Guide To Grief



Employee-Faculty Assistance Program:

The EFAP staff is in place to help employees with personal or a work-related problems. We provide assessments and, where indicated, short-term therapy may be recommended (for up to six sessions) at no cost to the employee/faculty. Services are completely confidential, no EHR records.

Some of the reasons to come to the EFAP office are for help with:

  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Career/academic concerns

For persons/families requiring extended counseling or more specialized therapy, the program can arrange continuing care by an appropriate local practitioner or agency. In addition, EFAP staff are available to consult with supervisors on how to better recognize and work with employees who are experiencing difficulties.

Employee-Faculty Assistance Program

For more information or for an appointment, please call (706) 721-2599 (no referral needed).



Psych: Self-care consultations

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Create a user account and follow directions.
Enter your service key:  AUStudent

Healthiest You

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A Medical Students Guide To Grief


Are You At-Risk?

In the current healthcare environment, physicians are at increased risk for burnout and depression. Self-care is an important component of professionalism and is a skill that must be learned.  The Graduate Medical Education Office encourages residents and faculty members to alert a Program Director, the GME Office, and/or other personnel when you are concerned that another resident, fellow, or faculty member may be displaying signs of burnout, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, or potential for violence.

  • GME Office Phone Number: 706-721-7005 ext. 0
  • Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225
  • After-Hour Support Line at 833-910-3364 for immediate assistance.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741; Go the Emergency Room or Call 911.