Our hearts are broken after the brutal and tragic loss of children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas. We mourn their loss. Tragedies like this, the recent shootings in Buffalo, Houston, and too many other cities in the U.S., are traumatic for those directly impacted and can harm the mental health of others who feel its impact. The American Psychiatric Association offers resources vetted by physicians on coping with these tragedies and talking with children to help them through these events. Please be aware that you are not alone in your feelings and that mental health professionals can help.
American Psychiatric Association Honors Jim Obergefell with John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award
Today, during its Annual Meeting, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) conferred the special John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award to civil rights activist Jim Obergefell. Obergefell, the named plaintiff from the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, was presented with this award for his courage in promoting equality for LGBTQ+ Americans.
Special Issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry Examines Structural Racism and Mental Health Disparities, Offers Solutions
A special issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, released today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, highlights the pervasive negative consequences of structural racism on mental health and the importance of community and system-wide interventions and proposes mental health inequity research priorities.
Después de dos años de COVID-19, la ansiedad de los estadounidenses gira en torno a los sucesos globales, afirma la encuesta anual de salud mental de la APA La salud mental de los niños también es una de las principales preocupaciones
Nueva Orleans, Luisiana, 22 de mayo de 2022. Según la encuesta anual de mentes saludables de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría (APA, por sus siglas en inglés), la ansiedad de los adultos con respecto a la COVID-19 está en el nivel más bajo registrado: un 50% indicó que está ansioso por ese motivo. Este porcentaje se ubica por debajo del 65% en 2021 y del 75% en 2020. En cambio, los adultos afirman que están un poco o extremadamente ansiosos por los sucesos actuales que ocurren en el mundo (73%), por mantenerse a sí mismos o a sus familias a salvo (64%) o por su salud en general (60%).
The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) announced the winners of its 2022 Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health at its annual benefit held in conjunction with APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
In the 2022 Healthy Minds poll released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Americans, whether Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, agree on three APA-backed approaches to improving timely access to mental health care and treatment. Specifically, 75% of Americans supported making it easier to see a mental health professional via telehealth (video or phone), 76% supported making it easier to receive mental health care at their primary care office, and 75% supported funding mental health care professionals to work in rural or urban communities that are traditionally underserved.
As the pandemic wanes, employees report employers are offering fewer mental health services and are more reluctant to address mental health concerns in the workplace, according to the 2022 Healthy Minds poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). About half of employees work at home at least some of the time and about one in five works at home all the time.
After Two Years of COVID-19, Americans’ Anxiety Turns to Global Events, Says APA Annual Mental Health Poll
According to the annual Healthy Minds Poll from the American Psychiatric Association, adults’ anxiety about COVID-19 is at its recorded lowest, with 50% indicating they’re anxious about it, down from 65% in 2021 and 75% in 2020. Instead, adults say they are somewhat or extremely anxious about current events happening around the world (73%), keeping themselves or their families safe (64%), or their health generally (60%).
New Study: Expatriates Experience Anxiety, Helplessness, When Traumatic Events Occur in Their Home Country
A new study presented today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting found that traumatic incidents in their home countries can harm the mental health of expatriates months after the traumatic incident, regardless of how long they have been away from their country, and even if they did not witness the traumatic incident firsthand. The mental health impact was larger among female and younger expatriates.
New research presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting today examined brain changes associated with sparring in people participating in mixed martial arts (MMA) and observed a significant correlation between the number of sparring sessions and brain changes.
From December 2020 to December 2021 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by nearly 15%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2019, 70% involved opioids. A presentation at this year’s American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting examined one approach to ending this crisis: offering focused training as part of the medical student curriculum.
Today American Psychiatric Association (APA) President Vivian Pender presented the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s Director of Psychiatry, John J. Hutchings, with a donation of $xx,xxxx as part of its annual APA Gives Back program. Now in its 13th year, APA Gives Back provides an opportunity for the organization, its members, and Annual Meeting attendees to support a charitable organization in the city in which the meeting is held.