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Pharmacy's Newest Buzzword: Wellness

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

Or Well-being, depending on who you talk to.

Are you like me and this topic is found in almost every pharmacy news feed?

Do any of these terms mean anything to you?

Food insecurity.

Housing insecurity.

Financial insecurity.

Students are feeling more alone, more anxious, and more hungry than previous generations. Think that your college of pharmacy is immune? Read the stats.

Faculty: how are we helping students? What are we doing with the results of our surveys? Food insecurity was a big wake-up call for me. A box of granola bars is now in my office and everyone gets asked. Will that solve their food insecurity - no. Is it something - yes.

Students: how's your wellness? Answer these questions:

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Lonely? Anxious? Hopeless? Do you have the support system you need? Is the pressure to succeed heavier than the excitement of the journey?

Take your first step: Assess your own well-being.

What do we need to know to support you right now?

What would help look like right now?


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