The Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network has compiled this list of local, state and national health and wellness resources to assist those struggling with addiction or mental-health issues. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. Any of the resources listed below are a good starting point.
An article on pharmacist burnout in Drug Topics, noted "it’s important that people in the field do not ignore the signs of burnout and pay attention to the people they work with. When a colleague snaps back at coworkers or even customers, that’s a telling sign."
Additionally, the article points out that "every pharmacist is dealing with their own personal struggles, so solutions will be different from person to person. The best advice is to find the positive differences that one makes each day and hold onto them, and try your best to let the frustrations go." Read more.
A 2015 study of family and work commitments published by Pharmacy, an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on pharmacy education and practice published by MDPI, found that, because pharmacists have finite physical and psychological resources, "increased stress in one domain will worsen conflict across both domains. In other words, more stress at work will result in more stress at home, and vice versa."According to US Pharmacist, the greatest threats to pharmacists include nonmedical opiates, stimulants, antianxiety drug use, legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine. It also addressed how pharmacists & students can recognize abuse disorders among patients, themselves, and coworkers.
Addressing Pharmacy Burnout
Preventing Burnout in the Pharmacy Setting (Dec, 2018)
Avoiding Pharmacist Burnout (Feb, 2019)
Resources in Kansas
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Healthy Hawks (Associated with the School of Medicine)
DCCCA (Douglas County Citizens on Alcoholism, Inc.) Prevention Resources
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Resources for Grief
Drugrehab.org: “Is Asking for Help with Addiction a Sign of Weakness?” General online resource for where to start if someone is potentially having issues. Includes resources for finding rehab facilities, talking to someone, testimonials, and more. Call line: (877) 752-6506
Pharmacists Recovery Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Intimate Partner Violence:
National Dating Abuse Hotline: (866) 311-8453
Crisis Text Line:
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, PRESS 1
The Well-Being Index, a brief online self-assessment invented by the Mayo Clinic and brought to you through a partnership with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Learn more.
The greatest threats to pharmacists include nonmedical opiates, stimulants, antianxiety drug use, legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine. US Pharmacist
40% of surveyed pharmacists reported using drugs without a prescription authorization and one-fifth reported they had done so five or more time in their lives
1/3 of college students have used stimulants non-medically, according to the Addiction Center
Online Screening Tools