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American Journal of Psychiatry Articles Honored as 2021 Leading Research Achievements in Mental Illness

Four articles published in 2021 by the The American Journal of Psychiatry have been honored by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation as 2021 Leading Research Achievements for notable contributions to research on mental illness and the biology of the brain by its grantees, prizewinners, and scientific council members.

APA Foundation Joins the Mental Health Coalition; Will Support Work to End Stigma

As it enters its 30th anniversary year, American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has joined the Mental Health Coalition, a group of leading mental health organizations, brands, and individuals who have come together to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness.

APA Publishing Releases Definitive Guide to Women's Reproductive Mental Health

woman’s mental health is punctuated by specific events during her natural biological cycle, but the importance of these events is often forgotten when clinicians review her psychiatric history. A new textbook from APA Publishing is the first comprehensive text for understanding, diagnosing, and supporting the unique mental health needs of women during their entire reproductive life cycle. Based on the award-winning National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry, the text collects the latest thinking, research, and real-world practice to provide a compendium on women's reproductive mental health and the mental illnesses that arise at times of reproductive transition.

January Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover New Research on Cannabis and Alcohol Use, Disparities in Coercive Treatment for Psychosis, and More

The January issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of The American Journal of Psychotherapy.

Uno de cada cuatro estadounidenses planea una resolución de año nuevo de salud mental para 2022

A medida que el 2021 llega a su fin, aproximadamente uno de cada cuatro estadounidenses (26%) o alrededor de 67 millones de adultos mayores de 18 años dicen que el próximo año, mejorar su salud mental está en sus mentes, y poco más de un tercio (37%) dice que están ansiosos por su salud mental para comenzar el nuevo año. Entre los que toman decisiones centradas en la salud mental, el 53% meditará, el 37% planea ver a un terapeuta, el 35% tomará un descanso de las redes sociales, el 32% escribirá en un diario, el 26% usará una aplicación de salud mental y el 20% planeará ver específicamente a un psiquiatra.

New Language Guide Supported by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Well Beings, a multi-year campaign from public media to address the critical health needs in America, has created the Mental Health Language Guide to help everyone more successfully find the right words when having conversations about mental health. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation is a supporter of the Well Beings initiative and a contributor to the development of the guide.

One in Four Americans Plans a Mental Health New Year’s Resolution for 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, more than one in four Americans (26%) or more than 67 million adults say that next year, improving their mental health is on their minds, and just over one-third (37%) say they are anxious about their mental health to start the new year. Among those making resolutions focused on mental health, 53% will meditate, 37% plan to see a therapist, 35% will take a break from social media, 32% will journal, 26% will use a mental health app, and 20% plan to specifically see a psychiatrist.

SMI Adviser’s “My Mental Health Crisis Plan” App Wins 2021 MobileWebAward

The My Mental Health Crisis Plan app, which allows individuals who have serious mental illness to create a psychiatric advance directive that guides their treatment during a mental health crisis, recently was named Best Health Care Mobile Application in the 2021 MobileWebAwards.

Hispanic Adults Show Higher Level of Worry, Anxiety This Holiday Season Than People of Other Races & Ethnicities

According to a recent poll, nearly half (48%) of Hispanic adults said that their level of stress increases during the holidays, compared to 43% of white adults, 37% of Black adults, and 41% of all adults. This year, 31% of Hispanic adults also indicated they’d be more stressed than last year, as opposed to 22% of white adults, 21% of Black adults, and 22% of all adults. That trend bore out through a number of the mental health-related poll questions, with Hispanic adults generally more worried about various aspects of the holiday season.

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

Según una encuesta reciente, casi la mitad (48%) de los adultos hispanos dijeron que su nivel de estrés aumenta durante los días festivos, en comparación con el 43% de los adultos blancos, el 37% de los adultos negros/afroamericanos y el 41% de todos los adultos. Este año, el 31% de los adultos hispanos también indicaron que estarían más estresados que el año pasado, en comparación con el 22% de los adultos blancos, el 21% de los adultos negros/afroamericanos y el 22% de todos los adultos. Esa tendencia se confirmó a través de una serie de preguntas de la encuesta relacionadas con la salud mental, y los adultos hispanos generalmente estaban más preocupados por varios aspectos de los días festivos.

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