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June 10, 2020

Podcast: The COVID-19 Crisis and Behavioral Health

  • APA Leadership, What APA is Doing For You

The public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on virtually all facets of our daily lives, especially health care. While the ultimate effects of COVID-19 on both individuals and populations are unclear, we know we will have to navigate the impact of the pandemic on the behavioral health system. The rates of depression, suicide, and substance use are expected to surge as communities continue to struggle with COVID-19 cases—along with the fear, isolation, children falling behind in education and unemployment that comes with the pandemic. It is essential that policymakers ensure that communities have continued access to mental health and substance use disorder services not only during, but also in the aftermath of this pandemic.

May 06, 2020

What APA is Doing for You: Protecting IMGs a Major Priority as COVID-19 Crisis Continues

  • APA Leadership, What APA is Doing For You

As the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus continues to tax health care resources and infrastructure, it is clear that we must use every resource at our disposal to effectively fight the spread of illness and ensure that our patients can access essential health services, including mental health care.

April 30, 2020

What APA is Doing for You: Seeking Answers on COVID-19 Health Care Disparities

  • APA Leadership, What APA is Doing For You

Among the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing the alarming data about the impact that the virus is having on minority and underrepresented groups. While we are still coming to grips with the full implications of this pandemic, it is evident that these health disparities are a fact that is exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts: Resources for Psychiatrists

  • Anxiety, What APA is Doing For You

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world, APA’s Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters and the APA’s Council on International Psychiatry compiled the following list of resources for psychiatrists.

July 16, 2019

What APA is Doing for You: Diversity and Health Equity Resources

  • By Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
  • APA Leadership, What APA is Doing For You

Diversity is one of the main pillars of APA’s mission and values, both in terms of making sure our profession is diverse and inclusive of a wide range of voices and viewpoints, and in addressing the issues that cause disparities in care for our minority and underserved patients. July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and with that in mind I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the ways that APA is working to ensure our members help address these care disparities through cultural competency training.

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