It’s a Good Time to Talk About Stress
We are entering a difficult time of the year. People are starting to get spring fever, they are sick of passing colds back and forth to family and friends, and to make matters worse, it is tax season! A pharmacy might not be the first resource people look to for combating stress. However, as one of the most accessible members of your patients’ healthcare team, you can have a positive impact on their health while they wait for the return of spring flowers.
To help with your conversations, we’ve created a free and downloadable handout for you to customize, print, and share in your store—or feel free to share the link on social media. The handout highlights the impact of stress and how to develop a personal stress management program. To request your customized copy, send us an email with your logo!
Another great resource is the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website. It provides useful information on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is “a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer.”
For more information on SAD, such as symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and more details on the treatments and therapies, visit the NIMH website.
These conversations will go far beyond helping patients with stress. They will also allow your team to get to know your patients and show your patients that you are more than just a prescription-pushing pharmacy. This will build loyalty and trust that patients will share with your community.
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