APhA-APPM Session: Patient Stories: What I Wish My Pharmacist Knew About My Mental Health


Across the U.S., pharmacists dispense, educate about, and recommend medications related to mental health disorders. But how much do we really know about the patient experience with these medications? The speakers have researched this question for five years, gathering information about patients’ everyday reality and their individual stories through photography. Don’t miss the riveting findings and key revelations, which will help you understand your patients’ experience with medications, ask the right questions, and serve them better. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how patients have identified with their mental health disorders.
  2. Describe factors associated with mental health medications that are most important to patients that are taking them.
  3. Identify contributing factors that assist or hinder a patient’s overall mental wellbeing.
  4. Describe how to provide patient-centered care by better understanding a patient’s medication and health experiences.

Technician Learning Objectives



Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD, RPh
Associate Professor
North Dakota State University
Amy Werremeyer, PharmD, BCPP
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
North Dakota State University
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Day of Science
Track: Integrating Science into Practice
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 22
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 3
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-011-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
Activity Type: