CPNP has developed an array of resources to help directly inform patients and caregivers. Clinicians are encouraged to print and distribute these resources as they see fit. CPNP members can access additional formats and clinical resources via the Medication Database.
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists partners with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to provide current and thorough information on medications used to treat psychiatric and neurologic conditions. CPNP members author and review content in order to provide an objective, evidence-based description of what the medication treats, how the medication should be taken, side-effects, risks and much more. The medication fact sheets on NAMI.org were written by CPNP members in collaboration with NAMI to give insight into your medications.
CPNP has begun to address some common topics of concern for individuals living with mental illness. While this may not been the final stop in a search for understanding, these resources help clarify what you need to know about:
In collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) the CPNP Foundation conducted research which showed that while many patients value their professional relationship with their pharmacist, many others do not have such a relationship. Those without such a relationship may be missing the opportunity to benefit from the professional services that pharmacists can offer. For example, not all pharmacists provide privacy for consultations, medication information and education, or monitoring of medications. The Foundation has developed a What You Should Expect from Your Pharmacist - A Guide for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders and their Families. The guide describes the care that should be expected from pharmacists to ensure that patients can benefit from the professional services that pharmacists can provide.