Pharmacists’ Contribution to Advancing Mental Health Care

In this episode of Pharmacy Focus, Kim Castelnovo, RPh, Pharmacy Manager at Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Molly McGraw, PharmD, BCPS, coordinator of Pharmacy Quality at UPMC Health Plan discuss the crucial role pharmacists can play in promoting mental health care for patients.

McGraw and Castelnovo emphasize the importance of mental health care for patients and highlight the need for pharmacists to educate them about their mental health medications. They also explore how clinical programs can be implemented to optimize care for patients with mental health conditions.

Furthermore, the podcast delves into the challenges associated with medication adherence in mental health care. McGraw and Castelnovo discuss how pharmacists can collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care for patients, addressing not only their physical health but also their mental well-being.

Overall, this episode highlights the significance of pharmacists in mental health care and the valuable contribution they can make to the overall well-being of patients. By educating patients, implementing clinical programs and collaborating with other healthcare providers, pharmacists can help improve the quality of mental health care for individuals in need.

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