Need More Information?

Contact Amy Armstrong
GME Wellness Coordinator
amy.armstrong@hsc.utah.edu
801-213-8753

Resident Mental Health Resources

“These are the duties of a physician: First…to heal his mind and to give help to himself before giving it to anyone else.”
From the epitaph of an Athenian doctor, 2 AD

 

GME Wellness Office

  • Services are not connected to your insurance benefit.
  • Services are fully confidential and not recorded in EPIC.
  • Rob Davies, GME Wellness Director, has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been providing services as a licensed psychologist for over a decade. Katie Stiel, GME Wellness Clinical Coordinator, has an LSCW and has been practicing for several years.
  • Both are available for individual or couples work at no cost.

GME Office

  • Sharee Bracken (GME Director and resident Ombudsperson) has an “open door” policy and is always ready and willing to help with resident concerns and problems. She can be reached at 801-581-2401.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • EAP is fully confidential! EAP providers do not use EPIC for records.
  • EAP provides services free of charge for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
  • EAP is specifically designed to quickly assess your needs and help you access resources.
  • The office in Murray has evening hours until 8pm, and has Saturday hours to work with busy schedules.
  • Some services, like marital counseling and treatment for adjustment disorder, are NOT covered through regular insurance but ARE covered for FREE by EAP.
  • For more information, contact 1-800-926-9619 

If for any reason you would prefer to use your insurance benefit with services outside of EAP, or have a specific in-network provider you want to see, please call Tina Halliday LCSW, Behavioral Science Manager, at 801-587-9321. Feel free to page her if urgent. 

Chaplains

  • Chaplains are trained clinicians who can provide comforting presence and non-judgmental listening.
  • They can serve as a safe harbor for residents and fellows who are struggling with the moral, ethical and spiritual issues that can arise in health care.

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Crisis Services

  • The HMHI Crisis Line (24/7) is 801-587-3000.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • The HMHI Crisis Assessment Center (CAC) can be reached 24/7 at 801-587-3187.  Adults or children can be evaluated for MH/SU issues by appointment or walk-in.  However, the HMHI CAC is NOT an emergency service; go to the nearest Emergency Department for any life-threatening emergencies.
  • The main HMHI number is 801-583-2500.
  • If you are in crisis but it is not emergent, please contact the GME Wellness office to access services through GME.

Professionalism and Reporting Acts of Harassment

Forms of Reportable Harassment

  • Racist slurs ("Where are you really from?")
  • Sexual harassment ("You're too pretty to be a doctor!")
  • Homophobia or Transphobia ("Who plays the man?" or "What's with all the gender pronouns?")
  • Ableist bias ("Are you sure you can do that?")

To Whom to Report

  • Consider your first point of contact your attending, chief resident, assistant program director or program director; or use the contacts below:
    • At the U of U contact 801-581-8365 or oeo@utah.edu (aka Office of Equal Opportunity)
    • At the VA contact Office of Resolution Management at 888-737-3361
    • At IMC contact the 24-Hour Compliance Hotline (1-800-442-4845 or via email at compliance.hotline@imail.org)
  • It's helpful to provide documentation with your incident report (screenshots of text messages, saved emails, recorded conversations, names of those who witnessed the incident if you can remember)

How to Report

  • Consider your first point of contact your attending, chief resident, assistant program director or program director; otherwise use the reporting tools specified below:
    • At the U of U you can file a report online at utah.i-sight.com (not confidential)
    • At the VA you can contact an EEO counselor in-person, over the phone (888-737-3361) or in writing within 45 days of incident
    • At IMC you can file via phone, email or in-person as above

What Happens Next?

  • Follow-up with whom you initially reported
  • Continue to save any further documentation, if available such as screen shots of texts, emails, or recorded conversations
  • At the U of U, often OEO will leave it up to you if you want further action, like an investigation into the incident, taken
  • It is normal to have feelings of anxiety, depression, insomnia or an inability to concentrate after such incidents. Please reach out to GME Wellness at 801-213-8753 for support by phone or arrange an in-person visit.