By Cynthia Kirkwood, CPNP Foundation President
The Foundation Board members enjoyed greeting both familiar and new faces at the CPNP Annual Meeting in beautiful Salt Lake City! We had a tremendous response to the BeThe1To SAVE A LIFE campaign to prevent suicide. There was a constant stream of people taking photos at the BeThe1To signature wall, and we especially appreciated all the students and faculty advisors who stopped by to chat. Members purchased an amazing 180 shirts which, with a matching donation from CPNP, allowed us to deliver a $4,500 donation to NAMI.
As a reminder, BeThe1To is an action-forward, life-saving campaign and everyone should be empowered to:
Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, Follow Up
Again, this year the Foundation sponsored Mental Health First Aid training with 58 individuals completing the 8-hour workshop during the Annual Meeting. These students and pharmacists are now well equipped to provide effective care at their practice sites! Through your generosity, the Foundation supported 20 pharmacy students with a travel grant to attend the Annual Meeting. Contributions from CPNP Past Presidents through the Destiny Fund supported the innovative research of three trainees who presented their results during one of the poster sessions.
In an important step for our future, the Foundation Board met on-site with members of the CPNP Board and had a productive discussion on our path forward as a foundation. We continue to work towards a shared mission and vision - please stay tuned for more information.
As always, we appreciate all the support of the Past Presidents to the Destiny Fund, our Legacy Partners who have made a planned gift, and the members' support for student travel grants along with other generous donations to the Foundation. It is only with your help that we can fulfill our mission to provide compassionate treatment of individuals with mental disorders.
Please consider a donation to the Foundation.