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Kick-off of the 2015 CPNP Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

Barbara G. Wells, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP

The CPNP Foundation’s 2015 Annual Giving Campaign kicks-off with this issue of Kaleidoscope. There are so many ways that we can all contribute to creating a better future for our patients and for psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. I am asking each CPNP member to make a generous contribution to the CPNP Foundation Annual Fund at this time. Read more.

Donor Profile: Michelle Richard, PharmD

CPNP Foundation enjoys recognizing donors who exemplify the values of the Foundation through their dedication to evidence-based care, commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with psychiatric and neurologic disorders and their families, and through their sustained support. In this issue of Kaleidoscope, we feature Dr. Michelle Richard. The CPNP Foundation Board of Directors sincerely thanks Dr. Richard for her ongoing commitment to the Foundation’s mission. Read more.

Challenges and Opportunities for Community Pharmacists Working with People With Psychiatric Disorders – A Community Survey

Jerry McKee, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPP

Pharmacists in the community are an integral and vital component of the mental health care system for patients and their caregivers. For patients with psychiatric and neurologic illness, there are many barriers to accessing optimal care, including (to name a few) lack of information, limited financial resources, inadequate transportation, and stigma. To further our understanding of stigma and social distancing among community parmacists, the Foundation is collaborating with Dr. Vincent Giannetti and colleagues at Duquesne University to explore community parmacists' knowledge of and attitudes toward mental illness and the services they provide. Read more.

NAMI and CPNP Foundation Partnership: A Win for Patients and Caregivers

Brenda Schimenti, CPNP and CPNP Foundation Executive Director

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The collaboration of CPNP, the CPNP Foundation, and NAMI is a partnership that is making a difference for patients and caregivers. Read more.

Living With My Medication – The Photo Voice Project

Charles Caley, PharmD, BCPP
CPNP Foundation Past President

The CPNP Foundation and CPNP value the contributions and perspectives of individuals living with mental illness, as they inform our empathic understanding of their needs and struggles. Amy Werremeyer, PharmD, and her colleagues share an additional image from their research to better understand the medication related experiences of patients with mental illness. Read more.

CPNP Foundation Funds 20 Student Registration/Travel Grants for 2016 CPNP Annual Meeting

The CPNP Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of 20 student registration/travel grants, five more awards than in 2015! Each student recipient will receive a full student registration to the 2016 Annual meeting ($165 value) and $335 travel stipend. This increase is possible because of the generous support of CPNP members and the CPNP Past Presidents’ who have recently created the Destiny Fund within the Foundation specifically to support student registration/travel grants. Read more.