Promoting mental health and equitable access to care, eliminating stigma, and strengthening the behavioral health workforce of the future"
The mission of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation
APA Foundation’s community-based programs are designed to educate and empower and are focused on removing barriers to mental health care, increasing public awareness and addressing the unmet needs of underserved populations where they live, learn, work, worship and play. The Foundation’s work reaches, among others, employers, schools, the judiciary, and faith communities that are committed to educating the public about mental health awareness and action.
As the philanthropic and educational arm of APA, the Foundation combines the knowledge and credibility of the world's largest organization of physician-psychiatrists with its patient and family-centered mission. The Foundation’s affiliation with APA gives direct access to the most authoritative and up-to-date information on mental illness and well-being.