“We take care of the world but we don’t take care of ourselves”

This piece is focused on suicide and emotional stress, the latter has been a theme on TopMedTalk for some time now. Here you’ll find out how to tackle this significant health concern, how to identify it, what the warning signs are, how to develop emotional intelligence and information regarding drug free novel therapies including the arts and music.

It features conversations from the following pieces:

AANA 2020 | Suicide Prevention in Anesthesia: CRNAs and SRNAs


This piece featuring Catherine Horvath DNP, CRNA, Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesiology Track at Johns Hopkins School Of Nursing, Baltimore MD, Chuck Griffiths, PhD, CRNA, USC, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, Faculty, USC Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program and Fara Lekhnych, MSN, CRNA, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

AANA 2019 | Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress: https://www.topmedtalk.com/aana-2019-emotional-intelligence-and-occupational-stress/

This piece features Andrea Bittinger, CRNA from William Beaumont Hospital.

TopMedTalk | WHO is looking at the arts and health?


This features Katherine Taylor, Clinical psychologist, Arts & Mental Health Innovation Programme Manager at GMiTHRIVE.

World Suicide Prevention Day is covered in more detail here:


There’s also an interesting resource on the World Health Organisation website here:


The AANA has a page with more information about Jan Stewart here:


The Social Prescribing Network is here: https://www.socialprescribingnetwork.com/

AANA Peer Assistance Helpline: 1 800 654 5167
US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-talk (8255)

Depression and Suicidal Ideation is tackled further on the AANA website here:


Presented by Nick Margerrison with interviews also conducted by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen.