POMA's Mental Health Task Force

POMA’s Mental Health Task Force is committed to encouraging osteopathic family mental health/well-being through focused activities sponsored and supported by POMA and the POMA Foundation. Our goal is to start the conversation and open dialogue regarding personal well-being at all levels of the osteopathic profession from students to attending physicians.

Physicians understand the importance of mental health in their patients but can find difficulty in addressing their own mental health. That's why the Mental Health Task Force actively works to keep this important topic open for discussion through our How Are You DOing? blog, our Mental Health Task Force Grant program and by participating in national awareness campaigns. We have also provided you with a list of physician resources at the bottom of this page to refer to for information or assistance. 


National Mental Health Awareness Events

Suicide Prevention MonthSeptember 2018
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Week - September 9 - September 15, 2018
World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2018


National Physician Suicide Awareness Day Logo

September 17, 2018
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day




Mental Health awareness week

October 7 - October 13, 2018
Mental Health Awareness Week
World Mental Health Day - October 10, 2018
National Depression Screening Day - October 11, 2018

DO Health & Wellness

Physician Resources

Physicians’ Health Program (PHP) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
PA DHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
PA DHS Substance Abuse Services Mental Health America
PA DHS Mental Health Services