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Pharmasave Smith Drugs

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 - View Map | Store Hours
Phone: 519.752.2892
Philip Smith - Owner Since: 1989


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May 2014 - Mental Health Week

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
How do you respond when asked, "How are you today?"
Most of us fall into the comfortable, but guarded, "Fine thanks, how are you?", whether we mean it or not.

How often have we responded with that lie, "fine, thanks" when we actually were not fine at all? How often do we wish that we could be blatantly honest instead of participating in that socially acceptable "dance of deceit"? Wouldn't it be nice to be honest enough to share any hurts, anxieties, or sense of hopelessness that we may be feeli...

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March 2014 - Pharmacist Awareness Month

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,

As your pharmacist, I want to encourage each of you to be aware that we at Pharmasave Smith Drugs & Apothecary care about you and your health. In particular we care about your understanding of how your medications work and how they affect your physical or mental health.

We care about you, your health, and your privacy. Everyday our dispensary staff prepare your prescriptions with the utmost care. The accuracy of each prescription filled is always our primary concern. Beyond that, we also check...

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December 2013 - 10 Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
The holiday season, anticipated by most, promoted to the extreme by businesses, the media, and our society in general, often is a time of anxiety, depression or sadness for many. Even though the message of Christmas is love, many of us can become anxious or feel down due to various pressures. worries or unmet expectations. The holiday season can especially be challenging for those who are grieving or who are suffering with physical or mental health issues. "Peace on Earth may seem impossible ...

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May 2013 - Mental Health Week

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
May 6 to 12 is Mental Health Week
(This is the Canadian Mental Health Association's 62nd annual mental health week) This is as good a week as any to learn how to take care of your own mental health, to get facts about mental illness, or to find help for yourself or for others. 
 
Prevalence of Mental Illness:
"Mental illness indirectly affects almost 100% of all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income l...

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January 2013 - Mental Health Issues... Anxiety Disorders

Posted by Smith Drugs on Friday, January 11, 2013,

We all can feel anxious from time to time about various issues or incidents in our lives. Feeling anxious about having to speak in front of a group is quite normal for most people. Worrying about whether a certain person likes or dislikes you is a common source for concern. It is also normal to think about how close you might have come to having had a car accident when you were driving on an icy road.

Some level of anxiety can even be helpful. For example anxiety can help a person study harder...


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October 2012 - Mental Health Issues... Depression

Posted by Smith Drugs on Monday, October 1, 2012,

"Snap out of it!" "Get a grip!" "Just pull yourself together." "What's wrong with you?" "You just need to pray more." "You need to get out of yourself and give back to others." Some well-intentioned people have said things like these to individuals with depression. Rather than helping however, these foolish bits of advice hurt. Words spoken without proper understanding of clinical depression have made depressed people feel worse. Before giving advice it only makes sense to obtain some knowled...


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August 2012 - Mental Health Issues... Stigma

Posted by Smith Drugs on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,

I have terrible vision. Without my glasses I cannot recognize if you are smiling or frowning at me. If I try driving a car without my glasses, I would cause an accident! I wear eyeglasses because I need them to see, and I am willing to admit it!

Why is it that so many people are willing to get help when they recognize that something is wrong with their eyesight, and yet refuse to get help with many issues dealing with how they see life! Looking at life filtered through a lens of depression ...


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*Please note that the content in 'Notes from the Pharmacist' is general information.

For specific information regarding these topics and your personal medical condition, please consult your physician*

Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 
Phone: 519.752.2892
STORE HOURS 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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