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President’s Letter: Living StigmaFree Takes Center Stage at CPNP 2018

Excitement at the 2018 CPNP Annual Meeting was palpable as the CPNP Foundation permeated the meeting with its Be StigmaFree message throughout the event. All of these events generated much needed discussion around this important topic and broadened the perspective of all attendees.  Read more.

Tips to Live By: Be Aware-Be StigmaFree

Another impactful event at CPNP 2018 was the StigmaFree Me! Discussion Den led by CPNP Foundation Board Member Carol Ott and CPNP Member Suzie Harris. This interactive session focused on the underpinnings of stigma with those in attendance offering tips on how to Be Aware and Be StigmaFree.  Read more.

Optimizing Pharmacist Care through Mental Health First Aid Training

As another aspect of the StigmaFree campaign, the CPNP Foundation, in collaboration with Creative Educational Concepts, continued on its mission to eliminate stigma by sponsoring an 8 hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program, primarily targeting pharmacy student members, to build skills to help those who may be in a mental health crisis or who may be developing a mental illness. CPNP members and certified MHFA Instructors Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, Tom Smith, PharmD, BCPP, and Jerry McKee, PharmD, MS, BCPP led the forum of sixty-three participants (58 students/5 pharmacists) from across the country.  Read more.

Foundation-Funded Projects Shine at CPNP 2018

Each year, the CPNP Foundation supports the Defining the Future grant program which is designed to further the mission and vision of the CPNP Foundation. All three of the 2017 grant recipients had their poster abstracts accepted and were award finalists at the 2018 CPNP Annual Meeting. We followed up with the 2017 recipients to learn more about their experience and how the Defining the Future grant impacted their projects. Click on the title of each project to view the final poster! Read more.

Grant Opportunity for Students, Residents and Fellows Now Open for Fall 2018

The CPNP Foundation is excited to announce that the 2018 Defining the Future Research Grant cycle has begun! This annual grant program is designated specifically for students, residents, and fellows interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, and up to three grants of $1500 will be awarded to support the projects of the selected individuals or groups. Grant applications must be submitted through the online application portal by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, August 31, 2018Read more.

Student Grants Invest in the Future of Psychiatric Pharmacy

Thirty donors, including multiple CPNP Past Presidents, contributed to the registration and travel scholarships awarded to 20 students to attend the 2018 CPNP Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Generous contributions like these support the future of psychiatric pharmacy and show commitment to improving the care of patients living with psychiatric, neurologic, and substance use disorders. The CPNP Foundation thanks all of its donors for their generosity. Many of the student recipients passed along their thanks as well! We have included a few emails and thank you notes below. Please support future student grant awards at more.