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June 07, 2023

APA Foundation Recognizes Mental Health Organizations Serving Multicultural Communities

At the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in May, the APA Foundation (APAF) was proud to announce this year’s winners of the Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health. Established in 2003, these awards are presented annually to recognize local organizations for innovative efforts to raise awareness of mental illness in underserved or minoritized communities. Past award winners have been honored for their work increasing access to mental health care, addressing cultural barriers to treatment, or improving the quality of care for those with serious mental illness (SMI).

May 24, 2023

Dr. Petros Levounis Takes Office as APA President

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., an internationally renowned addiction expert and advocate of LBGTQ+ mental health, began his term as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the 2023 APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Levounis, who is married to actor and filmmaker Lukas Hassel, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, and director of the Northern New Jersey Medication Assisted Treatment Center of Excellence.

May 22, 2023

Study Highlights Long-Term Benefits of Family-Based Care Following Institutional Care

New research, published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, provides the most robust and comprehensive evidence to date that children exposed to early psychosocial deprivation benefit substantially from family-based care. Senior author Kathryn L. Humphreys, Ph.D., discussed this work today at a special briefing during the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

May 20, 2023

New Research Examines Firearm Culture in Families of Youth Who Died by Firearm-Suicide

A new study, released today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, examined perspectives on firearms among the families of youth who completed suicide by firearm, and found that in many cases, youth who died by gun-related suicide had been introduced to these weapons through culturally rooted familial traditions. The researchers also examined family members’ perspectives on suicide prevention interventions, including the State of Maryland’s Extreme Risk Protective Order Law, passed in 2018.

May 20, 2023

APA Gives Back to Homeless Children’s Network

In its 14th year, the “APA Gives Back” program provides an opportunity for the American Psychiatric Association (APA), its members, and Annual Meeting attendees to support a community organization in the city where the Annual Meeting is held. Today, the APA presented a donation of $27,176 to Homeless Children’s Network (HCN).

May 15, 2023

New Community Diversity Fellowship Benefits Regional Nonprofits Across the U.S.

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has announced the nine inaugural recipients of its new Community Diversity Fellowship, funded by the Sozosei Foundation. The Community Diversity fellows, like other APAF fellows, will receive professional development, experiential learning, and networking opportunities. In addition, the Community Diversity fellows will deliver culturally competent psychiatric care in hard-to-reach and traditionally underrepresented communities. This fellowship was created to support psychiatry residents who are committed to serving minoritized and vulnerable populations, many of whom may themselves be from diverse backgrounds.

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