Join us for a month-long online film screening of the powerful and insightful documentary, "Art of Medicine: Pharmacists Saving Lives via Suicide Prevention." This 17-minute film takes us on a profound journey into the vital role pharmacists can play in suicide prevention. While the film was crafted with pharmacists in mind, its messages and scenarios are universally applicable, reminding us all of our potential to make a difference when someone is in crisis.
Film Synopsis: "Pharmacists are dedicated to providing unwavering support and care for our Veterans. Together, we share a commitment to reducing the stigma surrounding suicide while empowering each other to take meaningful action in ensuring the safety of our Veterans. This film underscores that each one of us possesses the ability to support a veteran through their darkest moments by remaining calm and using words that are supportive and encouraging. Honesty and compassion emerge as our most powerful tools in the quest to save a life. In 'Art of Medicine: Pharmacists Saving Lives via Suicide Prevention,' three exceptional pharmacists – Jeff Gold, Alexis Pruitt, and Leiha Lutz – share their profound journeys with veterans who once contemplated ending their lives. They illuminate the significance of being there when it mattered most."
About the Directors: This remarkable film is directed by the talented duo, Jason Smith, PharmD, and Jonathan Hoffman, PharmD.
Why You Should Attend: This film screening is an opportunity to gain valuable insights into how pharmacists can make a substantial impact on suicide prevention. It's a must-see for anyone interested in learning how to assist someone in crisis, especially our honored Veterans.
Supporting Our Veterans: The film emphasizes the dedication of pharmacists to providing support and care for Veterans. It showcases the importance of reducing the stigma surrounding suicide and how, by working together, we can help improve the mental health and well-being of those who have served our nation.
Additional Resources: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers evidence-based therapies and support for veterans at various stages of their recovery journey. This includes in-person services at VA Medical Centers, telehealth options to connect with VA providers and online resources such as mental health apps and veteran training.
Join Us in Making a Difference: Together, we can save lives. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and informed by the stories and experiences of these dedicated pharmacists. Join us for a month of compassion and reflection as we explore the 'Art of Medicine'.
Mark your calendars and join us on this enlightening journey of compassion and understanding. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our Veterans and all those in need.
Registration is not required to view this film that is available for free on YouTube, however, registering helps us track metrics on how many people may have viewed the film throughout our Suicide Prevention Month.