The NCAPA recognizes that PAs face challenges in their professional and personal lives.
We have developed a list of resources to support PAs in both arenas.
National Suicide Prevention Line – Call 988, Text or Chat the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline if you or someone you know need help with a mental health crisis.
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Local domestic violence agencies serve all 100 counties across North Carolina. They offer a variety of services, from 24-hour confidential crisis hotlines to emergency shelter to support groups and counseling.
North Carolina Professionals Health Program – The North Carolina Professionals Health Program (NCPHP) – Encouraging the well-being and recovery of medical professionals through compassion, support and accountability. They can help with burnout, mental health issues, communication problems, substance use disorders, and other issues that may affect your ability to deliver optimum care.
Self-Compassion – Research indicates that self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us, radically improving our mental and physical wellbeing. It motivates us to make changes and reach our goals not because we’re inadequate, but because we care and want to be happy. This website offers information about self-compassion, as well as research, guided practices and a way to test your own self-compassion level. It’s a good place to start on your journey of leaning to be more self-compassionate.
Duke’s Wellbeing Tools – These tools are evidence-based, interactive, and specifically designed for busy healthcare workers. Interventions last between 3-15 days. Participants will receive prompts for the tools via email or text message.
On Shame – The Shame Space is an international network of professionals who use creative storytelling and research to advance shame awareness, shame resilience, and shame-sensitive practice in healthcare, with the overarching goal of creating more connected, authentic, and safe healthcare systems for all.