Wellness, by definition, is an active state, or the pursuit of health and well-being across multiple dimensions (social, spiritual, mental/emotional, physical, and more). Wellness is a lifelong journey – to seek balance amid the ever-changing curveballs life can throw.
TMA offers a menu of resources to help you actively put your Wellness First. Check back often for new additions to the Wellness First program.
Counseling, Crisis Resources
Wellness Learning Resources
Local Physician Wellness Programs
Additional Wellness First Resources
TMA has contracted with Anticipate Joy to provide confidential, online counseling services to physicians licensed in Texas and their immediate family.* You can choose from a diverse network of therapists to address work stress, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, and more. Cost is $25 per session.
*Members of Bexar, Dallas, Harris, McLennan, and Travis county medical societies should avail themselves of their counseling services.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, dial 988 to reach the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The hotline provides free, confidential support 24/7 to people experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care.
Check out TMA’s wide variety of CME courses on issues such as work-life integration, moral distress, boundary setting, physician suicide, and other aspects of self-care and wellness.
TMA members can access CME courses at no cost, compliments of TMA Insurance Trust.
TMA’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has produced brochures, available for download, to help physicians navigate their personal wellness and support colleagues on the journey.
What Really Is Wounding the Healer?
Self-Investment: Physician Wellness Programs Help Bolster a Beleaguered Workforce
Improve Your Spiritual, Emotional, and Social Well-Being
Improve Your Work-Life Balance with These Simple Steps
Your Patients’ Health Depends on Your Overall Well-Being
Families, workplaces, and communities benefit when their members are actively seeking wellness. Are you proactively adopting lifestyles, behaviors, and practices that help you thrive personally and professionally? Take a self-assessment to gauge your current level of wellness.
TMA Education Center
PBF Wellness Fund
Texas Physician Health Program
Physician Support Line
Helpful Wellness Links
Bexar County Medical Society
Dallas County Medical Society
Harris County Medical Society
McLennan County Medical Society
Nueces County Medical Society
Smith County Medical Society
Travis County Medical Society
For more information regarding PHW activities, please contact:
Attn: PHW StaffTexas Medical Association401 W. 15th St.Austin, TX 78701-1680
Got Wellness First questions? Call the Knowledge Center.
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