Mental Health First-Aid: More Valuable than CPR?

Saturday, October 6
7:45-9:15 a.m.

One in five adults in America experience a mental illness. Your community pharmacy team can be the first line of defense for ensuring patients get the help they need during a mental health crisis. In this session, you’ll learn what mental health first-aid is, why you AND your pharmacy staff should be trained and how it can be just as life-saving as CPR.

Walk away with:

  • Tips for handling a mental health crisis in your pharmacy

  • Staff training resources to improve mental health first aid

  • Insights into how mental health first aid can benefit your patients and your business

Clark Bishop, PharmD, Pharmacist Manager, Partner, Hutton Pharmacy, Blackwell, Ok.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate the value of training pharmacy team members in mental health first aid.
  2. Discuss how mental health first aid training can reduce stigma around mental health issues and lead to better patient care.
  3. Describe how your pharmacy can be a go-to resource in the community for assisting patients with mental health issues.


ACPE # 0207-0000-18-302-L04-P

ACPE # 0207-0000-18-302-L04-T

1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Activity Type: Application-Based