World Mental Health Day 2022

October 10, 2022 is World Mental Health Day. The slogan "Make mental health and well-being a global priority for all" focuses on comprehensive reform of mental health services around the world.

According to WHO, in 2019, 1 in 8 in the world had a mental disorder. This statistic does not take into account the negative impact on mental health from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has significantly disrupted mental health services and widened the treatment gap many patients face.

Patient mental health concerns are becoming more and more important. Surveys can be conducted while the patient is in the pharmacy for other reasons to assess the patient's mental health.

It is equally important that pharmacy staff receive training in mental health first aid and trauma-informed care to help you.

Another important part of supporting patient mental health is working with relevant national associations and advocacy groups.

These groups play a key role in innovation and advocacy in pharmacy and help pass important legislation.