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August 01, 2023

American Psychiatric Association Releases New Educational Resources on Maternal Mental Health

Annually, one in five childbearing persons in the United States experience a mental health or substance use disorder before, during, or after pregnancy .1-3 To ensure psychiatrists and mental health clinicians are best positioned to respond to this need, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), with support of the CDC Foundation, has released a series of educational materials for addressing perinatal mental health in its Psychiatric Toolkit. The toolkit includes eight fact sheets for clinicians and patients, a white paper and a four-part webinar series covering this understudied and underserved area of mental health. These materials can be accessed at APA’s Perinatal Mental Health website.

June 30, 2023

APA Journals Ranked Highly on Latest Scientific Literature “Impact Factor”

The American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s journals were well-represented in the latest edition of the Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics © 2023), in which journals are assigned “Impact Factors.” Impact Factor is a bibliometric calculation that describes the level of influence a journal’s published output has on the scientific literature by measuring how many times the work it publishes is cited by others.

June 29, 2023

APA Statement on Supreme Court Decisions on Affirmative Action

Race-conscious admissions policies are designed to address racial discrimination by recognizing and responding to the structural barriers that hinder access to higher education for underrepresented students. While the ramifications have yet to be fully determined, today’s decisions in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina undermine the ability of colleges, universities, and medical schools to build a workforce of healthcare professionals that can effectively treat the increasingly diverse body of patients they serve.

June 13, 2023

APA Foundation Earns Three Gold Telly Awards for Video Promoting Mental Health Advocacy

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has been named the winner of three Gold Telly Awards for an educational video promoting the foundation’s Notice. Talk. Act.® framework. The official award titles are Gold Telly for Social Video – Not for Profit, Gold Telly for Social Video – Social Impact, and Gold Telly for Social Video – Workplace Culture. The Telly Awards have been recognizing excellence in digital storytelling for over 15 years.

June 09, 2023

Media Advisory: American Psychiatric Association to Mark Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July With Series of Events, 5k

In 2006, U.S. Congress designated July as "Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month," focused on improving mental health services for people of color through education and addressing stigma. In honor of this month, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) established the MOORE Equity in Mental Health Initiative. Through this initiative APA celebrates every July with a series of community-wide events focused on promoting mental health equity for young people of color.

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