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August 25, 2023

Elevating Bebe Moore Campbell's Legacy in 2023: APA's Dynamic Approach to National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Diverse populations, Patients and Families, Suicide and self-harm, Teens and young adults

In July American Psychiatric Association (APA) embarked on its annual effort to honor of the late renowned author and mental health advocate, Bebe Moore Campbell. Established by Congress in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is a call to action and reminder of the mental health inequities affecting communities, and in particular, young people of color. This month-long recognition is especially important considering the prevalent mental health inequities facing youth of color, particularly Black youth.

August 18, 2023

Maui Wildfire Response: Resources for Mental Health Clinicians Who Are Helping

  • Trauma

In the aftermath of the dreadful wildfires in Maui, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster has prepared the following list of resources for mental health clinicians. These resources are fully vetted by physicians and are free to all who may need them.

August 18, 2023

New Poll Finds the Public Perceives Psychiatry as Innovative, But Show Caution on Using New Treatments

  • Patients and Families, Public awareness, Technology, Treatment

In recent years, the field of psychiatry has seen many new developments and innovations in diagnosis and treatment, and that is reflected in public perception. The latest APA Healthy Minds Poll, a national public opinion poll, finds that almost three-fourths of Americans agree with the statement: “Psychiatry is an innovative field, and new diagnostic tools and treatments are being developed that will help people’s mental health.”

August 15, 2023

Fostering College Student Mental Health and Resilience

  • Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families, Teens and young adults

College student mental health has been the focus of much attention in recent years. Mental health is integral to student success and mental health concerns among college students are an ongoing and systemic problem; not just a consequence of the pandemic.

August 10, 2023

Vaping of Nicotine: Problem, Controversy, Opportunity

  • By George Kolodner, M.D.

The commercial success of e-cigarettes and the understandable concern about their popularity with youth make a balanced assessment of medical risks challenging. Researchers have increasingly been providing information that helps in that assessment.

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