How Can I Reach Out for Support Anonymously?
Duke further supports GME residents and fellows through an anonymous and secure website called the Interactive Screening Program (ISP). You simply sign on, answer an anonymous survey, and choose whether you want to be connected with a PAS counselor or not. This service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
The ISP was developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and is intended to serve trainees proactively before a crisis emerges. It is not intended to be a crisis intervention service. To get started, follow these easy steps:
- Step 1: Sign on to ISP under duke.caresforyou.org on the Welcome page or by clicking the Sign Up button. You can also access this service through Med Hub. The service is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Step 2: Create a user ID and password. This allows for complete anonymity. Your identity will only be known if you choose to share it.
- Step 3: Take a brief questionnaire and submit it.
- Step 4: Within 24-48 hours, a PAS counselor will receive and review your submission. You will receive a personal response from a counselor which will include recommendations, resources, and next steps for you to consider.
- Step 5: You decide what's next. You can opt to communicate anonymously with this counselor through ISP. You can decide to schedule an in-person or video counseling appointment at the PAS offices. You can also decide to do nothing further.