Whole Health Pharmacy Partners has partnered with #SickNotweak to provide better support for patients with mental health needs through pharmacies. The #Here4MentalHealth initiative is a program designed to raise awareness of mental health, provide more education and resources for pharmacy staff and patients, and connect our various communities with the great work #SickNotWeak is doing.
Why Mental Health?
Mental illnesses affect people of all ages, income levels, and cultures. It has no bounds. On average, 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness during their lifetime. This is why many of our Whole Health Pharmacy owners have felt that mental health is an underserved area that requires more focus from pharmacists.
#SickNotWeak is dedicated to helping people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness. With his decades-long television career, combined with his decades-long battle with depression and anxiety, Michael Landsberg is uniquely qualified to fight back against the stigma that surrounds mental illness. We strongly support the great work #SickNotWeak is doing and feel this partnership will help us provide better support for patients with mental health needs at the pharmacy level. For more information, visit www.SickNotWeak.com
What is Whole Health Pharmacy Partners doing?
In the latter part of 2016, Whole Health Pharmacy Partners conducted extensive patient and caregiver research with those affected by mental illness. From that, a comprehensive program was developed. The #Here4MentalHealth initiative.
What does the #Here4MentalHealth program consist of?
We are continually trying to find innovations to help our patients optimize their therapy. That’s why we’re bringing pharmacogenomic testing (the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drug) to patients across the country. We sat down with Michael Landsberg to discuss how this testing can bring someone one step closer to understanding which medications may be better suited for them, based on their genetics.
Interested in taking the test?
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