Media Advisory: The American Psychiatric Association to Host Inaugural MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2021 – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will host a 5k virtual run, walk and roll on Saturday, July 10, to help raise awareness for mental health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth and to honor the late mental health equity advocate and author, Bebe Moore Campbell.

APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity created the MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K to be hosted during July, BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. In partnership with the APA Foundation this event will raise funds for APA Foundation's MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Initiative, which supports individuals and community organizations that have innovative awareness programs or have provided services to improve the mental health of BIPOC youth.

  • The virtual program will start at Noon EDT on Saturday, July 10. The program will feature guest speakers who will educate participants about the mental health and substance use inequities experienced by BIPOC children, adolescents and young adults.
  • After the virtual program, all participants are encouraged to show their support by completing a 5K at their own pace at-home or in their community.
  • Participants can use the hashtag #MooreEquityinMentalHealth to post fundraising updates, a mid-5K selfie or a group photo on social media.
  • Register for the event using Eventbrite and visit here to create an individual or team fundraising page.
  • Registration is free, but all individuals who raise $100 or more will receive special prizes.

More Information:
Visit the MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Page or contact APA at press@psych.org.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,400 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. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org.

Media Contacts

Erin Connors, 202-609-7113
econnors@psych.org

Press Line, 202-459-9732
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