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May 04, 2024

APA Gives Back to the Ali Forney Center

Every year for the past 15 years, the APA Gives Back program offers the American Psychiatric Association (APA), its members, and Annual Meeting attendees the chance to support a community organization committed to improving the mental health of people in the city where the meeting is held. Today, the APA is proud to present a donation of $26,388 to the Ali Forney Center (AFC).

May 02, 2024

American Psychiatric Association Honors Former Arizona House Representative Dr. Amish Shah with Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award

On Friday, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will confer its highest award honoring public service, the Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award, to Amish Shah, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Shah’s dedication to improving access to quality care, and his advocacy efforts for mental health reform, have been a cornerstone of his 20-year career in emergency medicine and five years in the Arizona State Legislature.

May 01, 2024

American Adults Express Increasing Anxiousness in Annual Poll; Stress and Sleep are Key Factors Impacting Mental Health

The 2024 results of the American Psychiatric Association’s annual mental health poll show that U.S. adults are feeling increasingly anxious. In 2024, 43% of adults say they feel more anxious than they did the previous year, up from 37% in 2023 and 32% in 2022. Adults are particularly anxious about current events (70%) — especially the economy (77%), the 2024 U.S. election (73%), and gun violence (69%).

April 10, 2024

Media Advisory: As a Third of Americans Spend Four or More Hours a Day on Social Media, APA Offers New Polling, Resources on Technology Use

Technology has become an integral and growing part of everyday life. It is key for efficient daily functioning and vital for social connection for many. Smartphones are constant companions, and in fact, 64% of Americans feel somewhat or very anxious when they don’t have access to their phone, according to new polling from the American Psychiatric Association

April 05, 2024

American Psychiatric Association Opposes Efforts to Ban Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives in Medical Education

Today the American Psychiatric Association issued this statement: “In today’s medical schools and academic psychiatry departments, the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to ensure that the next generation of physicians can serve the needs of evolving, diverse, underrepresented, and underserved patient populations. These principles are also central to creating healthy learning environments for the future workforce.

March 01, 2024

Americans’ Pets Offer Mental Health Support to Their Owners, 1 out of 5 Pet Owners Has an Emotional Support Animal

They say in Washington, if you want a friend, get a dog. The results of an American Psychiatric Association Healthy Minds Monthly Poll released jointly with the American Veterinary Medical Association seem to align with that adage: Among the many mental health benefits of pets, nearly two-thirds of pet owners say that their animals offer companionship (65%), are a true friend (65%) and provide unconditional love and support (64%).

March 01, 2024

Las mascotas de los estadounidenses ofrecen apoyo a la salud mental de sus dueños, casi 1 de cada 5 tiene un animal de apoyo emocional

Se dice que en Washington que si quieres un amigo, consíguete un perro. Los resultados de una Encuesta Mensual sobre Mentes Saludables de la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana, publicada juntamente con la Asociación Americana de Medicina Veterinaria, parecen coincidir con ese adagio: entre los muchos beneficios para la salud mental de las mascotas, casi dos tercios de los dueños de mascotas dicen que sus animales ofrecen compañía (65%), son un verdadero amigo (65%) y proporcionan amor y apoyo incondicionales (64%).

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