American Psychiatric Association Foundation Unveils the Center for Workplace Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association Foundation Unveils the Center for Workplace Mental Health

New name, same mission, better workplace mental health resources

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Psychiatric Association Foundation announced today the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is now the Center for Workplace Mental Health. With this change, the Center is also introducing a new website, www.workplacementalhealth.org.

The Center for Workplace Mental Health helps employers create a more supportive workplace for their employees and advance mental health at their organizations.

Through its connection to the field of psychiatry, as an initiative of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, the Center provides resources, including:

  • research that shows the value of employer engagement in addressing mental health
  • more than 60 employer case studies representing a diversity of industries, and
  • programs that can be adopted by employers and used in the workplace to increase awareness and help-seeking among employees.

“The new name reflects the growth of our work with employers over the last decade, and helps articulate the diverse range of activities we engage in – from programs employers can implement at their companies, to collaborations with employer organizations, to resources and tools to help drive change in how mental health is addressed at the workplace,” said APA Foundation Executive Director Daniel Gillison, Jr.

The new website helps employers take action. Through informative resources, employer case studies, mental health topic guides, publications and surveys, the website helps employers address stigma, improve mental health programs, and design benefits to improve employee mental health.

The Center encourages employers to visit www.workplacementalhealth.org to learn more about how they can improve the mental health of their workforce.

The American Psychiatric Foundation, a subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), works to create a mentally healthy nation by advancing mental health, overcoming mental illness and eliminating stigma. The APA is the oldest medical association in the country founded in 1844. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

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