Suicide Prevention



September is Suicide Prevention Month


UTHSC, including our UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus, cares about our campus family and community - students, faculty and staff. We are committed to working together to promote greater awareness, understanding, and support to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide within our university.   


Suicide is preventable. Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks about them in a caring way.  Click on the links to the left for more information and resources.


National Suicide Prevention 

If you are in crisis -- or worried about someone who may be-- please call the     

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR

     Crisis Text by texting TALK to 741741.


Other Resources:

  • LifeBridge Chattanooga -- A Physician Well-Being Initiative sponsored by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and its Medical Foundation.  Website:  Phone:  (423) 591-9830.  Provides confidential access to care at no charge for area physicians, including Residents and Fellows, as well as Medical and UT PA students rotating in Chattanooga at our campus.
  • NexGen Total Well-Being Program -- An Employee Assistance Program provided at no charge by the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus for our Residents and Fellows.  Accessing your benefit is easy:  Dial 1.800.327.2255 and identify yourself as a Resident or Fellow with the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga (Company ID:  8665 if asked).  You can also use the website: 
  • Student Assistance Program -- A Student Assistance Program provided at no charge by the UTHSC Campus for its students regardless of the campus at which they are rotating.  Click here to access detailed information.
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health Benefits -- provided for all Residents and Fellows (as well as covered dependents) who participate in the UT Resident Group Health Insurance Plan through CIGNA.  The plan also provides for mental health and substance abuse benefits through CIGNA Behavioral Health. Go to for details and covered providers. Before going to any behavioral health provider (psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor), the Resident should contact the CIGNA Behavioral Health service line at 800-274-4573 and have them set up sessions and coordinate benefits. 

Well-Being Index:

Create a login to a nationally recognized well-being and burnout screending tool called the Well-Being Index.  Click here.




Suicide Prevention Toolkit


Make the difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide


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