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November 21, 2023

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Fall 2023

  • Diversity News and Updates

In this quarterly issue of our Diversity and Health Equity Newsletter, we bring you exciting updates, and engaging story pieces about you, our members.

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November 20, 2023

Mental Health Equity Champion Spotlight: Junji Takeshita, M.D.

  • Diversity News and Updates

Dr. Junji Takeshita is the President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He is a member of the Asian-American Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association and has presented nationally regarding cultural issues in psychiatry.

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November 16, 2023

Elevating Bebe Moore Campbell's Legacy in 2023

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In July, APA embarked on its annual effort to honor the late renowned author and mental health advocate, Bebe Moore Campbell. Established by Congress in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is a call to action and reminder of the mental health inequities affecting communities, and in particular, young people of color.

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November 14, 2023

Summer Premier of the APA Looking Beyond Maternal Mental Health Series

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This mini-series focused on maternal mental health and provided a unique learning opportunity for psychiatrists, frontline maternal health providers, and maternal mental health clinicians to help address some of the gaps in information and training.

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October 30, 2023

Advancing Social Determinants of Mental Health

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There is an urgent need to address the complex mental health and behavioral health challenges facing the U.S. and other nations. APA has a strong commitment to supporting legislation, policies and educational initiatives that promote mental health equity.

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October 19, 2023

Culture Corner: Hispanic Heritage Month, Music, and Music Therapy

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During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. Music is central to culture and community and has well-documented therapeutic potential.

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October 02, 2023

Advocacy in Action

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We are pleased to introduce a new section of the newsletter titled “Advocacy in Action” in support of the APA Board-Approved Recommendations on Strategic Planning that included “working to end disparities in mental health care” and “advocating for health equity and policies for undoing racism and discrimination within local, state, and federal government, and health professional organizations.”

June 30, 2023

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Summer 2023

  • Diversity News and Updates

Innovate. Collaborate. Motivate: Charting the future of mental health was our theme for the 2023 APA Annual Meeting. It also serves as the perfect template to share highlights in our newsletter this quarter.

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