Emotional and Mental Well-Being


Nurse anesthetists, like other health care professionals, can experience occupational hazards of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Self care is important, along with learning healthy coping mechanisms in both your personal and professional life.​

See a summary of a recent published study on the high rates of burnout and depressions among anesthesia residents and list of research and published articles on anesthesia professional and burnout. 


Suicidal Thoughts?

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See these AANA resources:
Links to other mental and emotional well-being resources:​ ​

​ ​Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

  • SAMHSA report finds that 43.8 million adults (age 18 or older) experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2013. The report also shows that 9.3 million American adults (3.9 percent) had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year.
  • SAMHSA Wellness Initiative provides a Holistic Guide to Whole-Person Wellness to encourage people with mental health and substance use conditions to incorporate Eight Dimensions of Wellness into their lives: physical, emotional, financial, social, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness - A Roadmap to Wellness for Individuals Living with Mental Illness

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression, seasonal mood disorder

2 Minutes to a Happier You Authentic Happiness
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Institute of HeartMath National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) ​
Screen for Mental Health (SMH) ULine - resources for college mental health
Note: All links to external sites are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement.  AANA Health and Wellness is not responsible for any content on these websites but hopes they help support your well-being.​