28 After a Suicide | A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs Promote Help-Seeking Say Advise residents to seek help from a trusted mentor or mental health professional if they or a friend are feeling depressed. Communicate that we don’t need to wait for a crisis — early help seeking is a sign of strength. If residents have thoughts of self-harm, encourage them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, go to the emergency room, or call 911. “We are always here to help you through any problem, no matter what. Who are the people you would go to if you or a friend were feeling worried or depressed or had thoughts of suicide?” “There are effective treatments to help people who have mental health struggles or substance use problems. Suicide is never an answer.” “This is an important time for all in our community to support and look out for one another. If you are concerned about a friend or colleague, you need to be sure to tell someone.” “Whether you get help from recommended resources or others, the important thing is to get help when you need it.”