Walgreens to train for pharmacy staff in Mental Health First Aid

From Modern Healthcare:

Walgreens Boots Alliance launched a training program for pharmacists to learn how to better identify warning signs of mental health and substance use problems in their patients and help them during crisis situations.

The retailer partnered with the American Pharmacists Association and the National Council for Behavioral Health to create an online version of the Mental Health First Aid program, which was developed in 2001 in Australia to provide individuals who weren’t clinicians with strategies to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

…The Walgreens partnership is the first collaboration of its kind with one of the country’s giant retail pharmacy chains.

Read the full article at Modern Healthcare.