In this show I talk about hardship in anesthesia school. Yep. It is for you, actually. It’s for you if you’re struggling. Or even if you’re not – cause your classmate or colleague might be.
This podcast is about the hardships we face in anesthesia school and how we can find help, cope and pull through to a brighter future. It’s about knowing you’re not alone. It’s about learning how to deal with the pain and the challenges and how to find help.
To develop this show, I asked for help from my friends, colleagues and from the anesthesia social media world. Many of you replied with your stories and advice. I pulled together what I’ve heard and a little of what I went through personally and put it here, for you, for each of us.
I want you to know this:
If you’re struggling with suicidal ideation or drug abuse there is help available.
You are important. You are not alone. Your life is important and people care about you.
Please seek help and support. Please tell someone what you’re facing. Please call one of the numbers below and reach out to a friend, family member or colleague.
Help is available. You are not alone. People care about you.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
AANA Peer Assistance Hotline 1-800-654-5167
National Helpline 1-800-662-4357
Overview of Anesthetists in Recovery (AIR) and Partners of Anesthetists in Recovery (PAIR):
Bertrand, Anita. (2013). Saving Lives: AIR/PAIR. AANA NewsBulletin. Retrieved from: