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June 29, 2021

National 988 Crisis Line One Step in Improving Mental Health Crisis Services

  • Patients and Families, What APA is Doing For You

The number of people experiencing mental health crises is up—drug overdoses and suicides have overtaken traffic accidents as the two leading causes of death among young Americans ages 25-44. Unfortunately, individuals in crisis often do not receive appropriate and effective response and do not get the care and help they need.

June 09, 2021

Run, Walk, or Roll July 10 at the MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K to Raise Awareness and Support for BIPOC Youth Mental Health

  • APA Leadership, Diverse populations, What APA is Doing For You

APA’s inaugural MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held Saturday, July 10, and I urge you to get involved. This fun, virtual event is a terrific way to bring awareness to and address mental health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth. It also honors unwavering mental health equity advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.

April 22, 2021

On the Conviction of the Murderer of George Floyd, What Is Next?

  • APA Leadership, What APA is Doing For You

We all experienced a range of emotions on Wednesday as Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three charges in George Floyd’s death: relief that justice was served in this case, and sadness for Mr. Floyd’s family. All our thoughts remain with Mr. Floyd’s family who are forever changed by his loss.

April 07, 2021

APA Access Agenda Update: Connecting Patients to Care and Coverage

  • What APA is Doing For You

During the pandemic, Americans have experienced higher rates of anxiety, depression, and substance use. Our country needs to meet the increasing demand for early identification and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The federal government took a tremendous step forward in December, when it created new authority for the Department of Labor to ensure that mental health and substance use disorders were covered by insurance. Here are three more solutions to help meet the demand by connecting patients to care.

March 08, 2021

APA Marks International Women’s Day; Highlights Women Psychiatrists Whose Work Exemplifies Service to Disadvantaged Groups

  • What APA is Doing For You

March 8 is the International Day of the Woman, a worldwide celebration of women’s achievements, and an opportunity to boost awareness of the struggle for gender equality. This year, APA is pleased to mark the occasion by calling attention to the past and present winners of the APA Assembly Award for Excellence in Service and Advocacy. This award, which originated in 2016, is presented by the Women of the Assembly to a woman psychiatrist in the APA whose career has demonstrated excellence in serving and advocating for communities which are underserved.  

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