March 15, 2022
The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia: Shape of the Region Conference Finding our Way Back to Mental Health
This conference highlighted the complex barriers to basic mental health servicetherapy, helpful medications, early interventions, as well as other barriers. Dr. Regina James gives the keynote address, and states “Getting to mental health is like finding a monument in an old city on winding, diverging roads- the destination may be obvious, but getting there is not.”
March 11, 2022
Kickoff of APA’s “Looking Beyond Series” Explores the Social Determinants of Mental Health
The social determinants of health and mental health were the focus of a recent APA Mental Health Equity Fireside Chat hosted by APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity and moderated by Division Chief and Deputy Medical Director Regina James, M.D.
February 15, 2022
"Seen Not Heard:" A Health Equity Discussion on Racial Trauma and School Performance
Dr. Regina James joined the American Psychiatric Association Foundation's Notice. Talk. Act.™ at School to moderate a discussion on racial trauma and school performance. View the Facebook live recording via the link above.
February 4, 2022
APA Blog: It’s Time to Ring the Alarm during Black History Month
Dr. Regina James, highlights and promote Black mental health wellness and resources available for individuals coping with mental illness including the crisis of suicide in Black America.
February 1, 2022
Black News Channel: Are there any warning signs, and how much does the pandemic contribute to the depression and anxiety that can lead to feeling isolated?
Dr. Regina James gives The World Tonight hosts Nayyera Haq and Kelly Wright her insight.
December 21, 2021
APA Press Release: Uno de cada cuatro estadounidenses planea una resolución de año nuevo de salud mental para 2022
About one in four Americans (26%) or about 67 million adults over the age of 18 say that next year, improving their mental health is on their minds, and just over a third (37%) say they are eager for their
December 19, 2021
NBC4 Washington, News 4 Your Sunday: Holiday Mental Health
News4’s Susan Hogan talks to Dr. Regina James of APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity about mental health around the holidays.
December 7, 2021
APA Press Release: Los adultos hispanos muestran un mayor nivel de preocupación y ansiedad en esta temporada de días festivos que las personas de otras razas y etnias
According to a recent survey, nearly half (48%) of Hispanic adults said their stress level increases during the holidays, compared to 43% of white adults, 37% of black/African American adults, and 41% of all adults.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Shatter the myths about suicide and kids of color
Drs. Saul Levin and Regina James. Doctors from the American Psychiatric Association say that medical professionals and researchers must rededicate themselves to ensuring that young people of color receive mental health services.
July 9, 2021
ABC7 News DC: Mental Health 5K
Seven's on your side raising awareness of the mental and health needs of children of color in the district. The American Psychiatric Association hosts its first annual "Moore Equity In Mental Health 5K." Dr. Regina James, Chief of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity joined us to discuss the event.
July 9, 2021
APA's Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K Virtual Program
APA in partnership with the APA Foundation, hosted its inaugural Moore Equity in Mental Health Virtual 5k July 9th, 2021, supporting mental health equity in BIPOC youth, education, and awareness around this issue.
July 5, 2021
NBC4 Washington: Virtual 5K Aims to Raise Awareness of Need for Mental Health Care
Social isolation during the pandemic hit children especially hard. The Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K aims to help raise awareness and raise funds to help.
June 28, 2021
NBC4 Washington: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
News4’s Shawn Yancy spoke with Dr. Regina James of the American Psychiatric Association about National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
April 27, 2021
News 4 Your Sunday: Effect of the George Floyd Case
News4’s Pat Lawson Muse spoke with American Psychiatric Association Deputy Medical Director Regina James, M.D., about the effect of the George Floyd murder and the trial and conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
April 6, 2021
The Pandemic and Mental Health
APA Deputy Medical Director and DDHE Chief Dr. Regina James spoke with Howard University's WHUR 96.3 Taking it to the Streets to promote the April 8 Mental Health Equity Fireside Chat. Listen to the segments on WHUR's website.
February 22, 2021
APA Unveils New Strategic Plan on Mental Health Equity
American Psychiatric Association's Division of Diversity and Health Equity (DDHE) has launched a new strategic plan to work toward achieving diversity and mental health equity.
October 29, 2020
Address Your Feelings During This Election Cycle and Seek Medical Care if Needed
During these uncertain times, it can be very difficult to manage all that is happening around us: the pandemic, job and financial insecurities, police brutality leading to protests and community unrest, and uneasiness around the voting process and the election outcome.