Mental Health Awareness in the Pharmacy

Date: 5/3/2021 - 5/3/2024

On-Line Registration

NPTA Elite: Included With Membership Register

NPTA CE+: Included With Membership Register

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Contact Hours: 3.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-21-103-H04-T


The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for

Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Author: Elvia Sellountos, Pharm D, RPh.

Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest: Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define what is meant by mental health.
  • Describe the importance of mental health awareness to mental illness.
  • Recognize the serious harm with stereotyping and ignoring mental illness.
  • List the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the most common mental disorders.
  • Discuss the treatment options for the most prevalent mental health disorders.
  • Describe the general warning signs of declining mental health. 
  • Explain tools and action plans designed to help identify and approach those with diminishing mental health.
  • Describe what is Mental Health First Aid.
  • Identify the role of the pharmacist in Mental Health First Aid. 
  • Define ALGEE, the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan.
  • Recognize what the pharmacy team can do in support of Mental Health.
  • List the type of mental health professionals and mental facilities available for patient referral.
  • List mental health organizations accessible for help.
  • Discuss strategies for the management of psychotropic pharmacotherapy. 
  • Name the different ways a pharmacist can participate in Mental Health Awareness.
  • Review the expectations for a Mental Health First Aid responder.


Release Date: 05/03/2021

Expiration Date: 05/03/2024