Mental health first aid training needs of Australian community pharmacists.

@article{Kirschbaum2015MentalHF,
  title={Mental health first aid training needs of Australian community pharmacists.},
  author={Mark A. Kirschbaum and Gregory M Peterson and Heather Bridgman},
  journal={Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          279-288
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pharmacists are highly accessible health care professionals and have regular interactions with consumers that suffer acute mental illness. Though pharmacists are trained in psychopharmacology, they lack formal mental health intervention skills. A solution to address this gap is to up-skill pharmacists in mental health first aid (MHFA). OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to establish the mental health first aid training needs for Australian rural pharmacists in the community… CONTINUE READING