Pharmacists could help curb the mental health crisis

You probably live within 2.5 kilometers of a community pharmacy and visit it every three weeks.


You do not need to make an appointment. The wait is usually brief. Because of these considerations, pharmacists are extremely accessible healthcare practitioners.



Pharmacists are frequently consulted for guidance, notably on mental health issues. In fact, pharmacists may be among the first health professionals to be consulted when a health problem arises. They also maintain regular contact with patients who are dealing with mental health concerns or emergencies.


Despite the fact that most pharmacists believe it is their responsibility to assist patients with mental health difficulties, they may lack the confidence to respond to, raise, or manage mental health issues with patients. According to our latest survey, pharmacists do not intervene roughly 25% of the time.

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