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June 06, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: American Psychiatric Association to Kick Off 2024 Events for Moore Equity in Mental Health Initiative

This year, former professional football player and mental health therapist Jay Barnett, D.H.A., will serve as Grand Marshal of the MOORE Equity in Mental Health Initiative and join APA at MOORE events. APA CEO and Medical Director Marketa Wills, M.D., M.B.A, APA President Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., and APA Chief, Diversity and Health Equity and Deputy Medical Director Regina James, M.D., are also available for interview.

May 30, 2024

APA/APAF Announce 2024 Awardees of MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program

Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the APA Foundation announced 10 new grantees in the Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program, for a total of $100,000 disbursed. Established in 2021, the grants support community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of young people of color.

May 17, 2024

Los estadounidenses expresan cada vez más ansiedad en una encuesta anual; El estrés y el sueño son factores clave para salud mental

Los resultados de 2024 de la encuesta anual sobre salud mental de la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana (APA) muestran que los adultos estadounidenses se sienten cada vez más ansiosos. En 2024, el 43% de los adultos dicen sentirse más ansiosos que el año anterior, frente al 37% en 2023 y el 32% en 2022. Los adultos están particularmente ansiosos por los acontecimientos actuales (70%), especialmente la economía (77%), las elecciones estadounidenses de 2024 (73%) y la violencia armada (69%).

May 09, 2024

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc., Assumes Office of APA President

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc., a longtime advocate for mental health, medical educator, and clinician-researcher, began his term as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the conclusion of the organization’s 2024 Annual Meeting in New York City.

May 04, 2024

New Research: E-Cigarette Content on Instagram Violates Policies, Is Marketed to Teens

New research presented today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting indicates that methods of advertising e-cigarettes on digital platforms are violating federal government and Instagram policies. The primary violations include omitting age-restricted content tags on Instagram and neglecting to address the addictive potential of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. Previous studies have found that exposure to e-cigarettes on social media is correlated with increased use.

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