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February 15, 2022

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., Is Named APA President-Elect

The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have elected Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., as the medical society’s next president-elect. Dr. Levounis is the first openly gay psychiatrist elected to the presidency of the APA. The results were released today but are not official until the APA Board of Trustees confirms them at its March meeting.

February 10, 2022

Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The American Psychiatric Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research, and clinical practice. The meeting’s theme is Social Determinants of Mental Health and will feature more than 300 educational sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. There will also be a new Clinical Updates Track, and a Research Track from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

February 02, 2022

One in Three Americans Worry About Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health Nearly Half Say It Has Hurt Society at Large

Twenty-five years after the website Sixdegrees.com began a revolution in the way people used the internet, a third of Americans say social media does more harm than good to their mental health. Nearly half said that social media has hurt society at large and 42 percent said it has hurt political discourse. This is according to the results of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s February 2022 Healthy Minds Monthly* a poll conducted by Morning Consult, fielded Jan. 19-20, 2022, among a nationally representative sample of 2,210 adults.

January 13, 2022

APA Foundation Joins the Mental Health Coalition; Will Support Work to End Stigma

As it enters its 30th anniversary year, American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has joined the Mental Health Coalition, a group of leading mental health organizations, brands, and individuals who have come together to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness.

January 10, 2022

APA Publishing Releases Definitive Guide to Women's Reproductive Mental Health

A woman’s mental health is punctuated by specific events during her natural biological cycle, but the importance of these events is often forgotten when clinicians review her psychiatric history. A new textbook from APA Publishing is the first comprehensive text for understanding, diagnosing, and supporting the unique mental health needs of women during their entire reproductive life cycle.

December 21, 2021

New Language Guide Supported by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Well Beings, a multi-year campaign from public media to address the critical health needs in America, has created the Mental Health Language Guide to help everyone more successfully find the right words when having conversations about mental health. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation is a supporter of the Well Beings initiative and a contributor to the development of the guide.

December 20, 2021

One in Four Americans Plans a Mental Health New Year’s Resolution for 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, more than one in four Americans (26%) or more than 67 million adults say that next year, improving their mental health is on their minds, and just over one-third (37%) say they are anxious about their mental health to start the new year. Among those making resolutions focused on mental health, 53% will meditate, 37% plan to see a therapist, 35% will take a break from social media, 32% will journal, 26% will use a mental health app, and 20% plan to specifically see a psychiatrist.

December 07, 2021

Hispanic Adults Show Higher Level of Worry, Anxiety This Holiday Season Than People of Other Races & Ethnicities

According to a recent poll, nearly half (48%) of Hispanic adults said that their level of stress increases during the holidays, compared to 43% of white adults, 37% of Black adults, and 41% of all adults. This year, 31% of Hispanic adults also indicated they’d be more stressed than last year, as opposed to 22% of white adults, 21% of Black adults, and 22% of all adults. That trend bore out through a number of the mental health-related poll questions, with Hispanic adults generally more worried about various aspects of the holiday season.

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