Getting Peer Assistance Help for Yourself and Others

Life threatening/potential immediate risk for harm to self or others: ​

  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room or treatment center
  • Call the Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK (8255). Veterans, extension 1

Drug or alcohol related:

If help needed is not related to an alcohol or drug issue, some options include:

  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673
    • Provides support, resources and referrals by trained support specialists
  • See Wellness in the Workplace for additional resources regarding:
    • Adverse events/critical incidents
    • Bullying/disruptive behavior
    • Career transitions
    • Fatigue/sleep
    • Stress management
  • Emotional and Mental Well-Being and Physical Well-Being
  • Practice questions such as scope, standards, position statements, and facility policy development: Contact the AANA Professional Practice Division at practice@aana.com or (847) 655-8870.

Resources to help create a substance use disorder policy, including a planned intervention process, can be found at Substance Use Disorder Workplace Resources.

See also Peer Assistance FAQs.

AANA Peer Assistance - Laminated wallet card

Email wellness@aana.com to order a quantity of laminated wallet cards for your state meeting (include amount needed and mailing address).

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* AANA Peer Support

AANA Peer Assistance is intended to provide resources and act as an information center for the purpose of providing helpful peer support to CRNAs in need of assistance for chemical dependency/substance use disorder (SUD). Although the program is administered by trained volunteers, it is not a professional treatment or counseling program. No person associated with the Helpline, including any AANA staff or volunteer, is authorized to make a medical diagnosis, provide professional therapy, treatment or counseling, or provide legal or other professional advice of any kind. Please consult your personal medical provider or legal counsel for all such services. In addition, with the limited exception of anonymous demographic data, which is maintained for reporting purposes only, all information provided by a person contacting the Helpline will be kept confidential to the extent required by applicable laws. However, please note that all AANA staff and volunteers are required to comply fully with all applicable state laws regarding mandated reporting.