Operation Mental Health is a relatively new initiative to the College of Pharmacy. According to World Health Organization, about 1 out of every 4 individuals in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Due to these statistics, Operation Mental Health’s goal is to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the pharmacist's role in providing Mental Health services and to have an open dialogue to reduce the stigma around mental illness. In doing so, Operation Mental Health is dedicated to having events that promote mental wellbeing within underserved populations within the Twin Cities.
Some events planned for this year include NAMI Walks, participation in health fairs, case discussions, trainings on how to communicate with our community on drug abuse and many insightful speakers. Join us in April at the annual College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist (CPNP) meeting in Salt Lake City to learn more about advancements and new findings within the field of mental health and neurology.