APA Blog

Focus on Preventing Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a national public awareness campaign led by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.

Honoring Dr. John Fryer, A Hero for LGBT Rights

Last week I was honored to deliver a keynote address at the dedication ceremony for a Pennsylvania state historical marker honoring John Fryer, M.D., in Philadelphia. Dr. Fryer holds a special place in the history of the American Psychiatric Association and the LGBTQ community, but the very nature of his contribution has made it difficult for him to achieve the recognition he deserved.

Mental Health: Many Challenges to Getting Needed Help

We’ll take a look at some data from 2016, the latest available, on how many people are affected, how many are getting treatment and why many are not getting treatment.

Racism and Mental Health

Racism contributes to socioeconomic inequality and social unrest. How does it affect mental health?

Former Surgeon General Talks about Stress in America

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., recently sat down to talk with National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to talk about the public health consequences of stress in America—how stress is affecting us and what we can do about it.