From social isolation to loss of employment, to loss of loved ones, to exhaustion amongst health care workers, there is still much unknown about the full impact of the pandemic on mental health. With increasing prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to intervene when patients are in need based on their accessibility. Suicide prevention is the responsibility of everyone. This session will discuss strategies for screening, communicating and referring patients with depression, as well as the basics for safety planning and crisis management.
Define the term “Crisis” and describe the key components of “Crisis Intervention”
Outline what you should do if a patient requires an elevated level of care due to safety concerns
Demonstrate how to effectively engage a patient who is in crisis or requires who requires a higher level of care due safety concerns