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May 11, 2022

In Light of Potential Supreme Court Ruling, APA Reiterates Support for Legal Abortion

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has held the position for decades that abortion is a medical procedure for which physicians should respect the patient’s right to freedom of choice. Further, APA opposes all constitutional amendments, legislation, and regulations curtailing family planning and abortion services to any segment of the population.  

May 06, 2022

Jim Obergefell, Lead Plaintiff in Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, to Address APA

Obergerfell will receive the John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This special event, titled “Special APA CEO Breakfast Session: John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award Celebration,” will commemorate the appearance of psychiatrist John Fryer, M.D., in disguise at the 1972 APA Annual Meeting to announce that he was gay.

May 06, 2022

Understanding Warning Signs of Mental Illness in the AAPI Community

In the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, mental illness warning signs can be difficult to identify because of stigma and lack of culturally competent care. These barriers can make it difficult for people to seek out help. AAPIs are less likely than other racial/ethnic groups to seek help for mental health conditions

April 29, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Anxiety

Today, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of those living with mental illness or a substance use disorder and to help reduce the stigma associated with them.

April 18, 2022

5 Key Things to Know About Kids and Climate Change 

  • Anxiety

Many adults are anxious and concerned about the potential impacts of climate change – and many kids are too. Younger adults are more likely to be concerned that older adults, according to a recent APA poll, specifically More than half (57%) of young adults (18-34 years) feel climate change is already impacting the mental health of Americans compared to 41% of those 65 and older. Just over half (51%) of 18–34-year-olds are anxious about the impact of climate change on their own mental health compared to 24% of adults 65 and older. In addition, about half of adults are somewhat or very anxious about the impact of climate change on future generations.

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