APA Mental Health Equity Fireside Chat

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Indigenous Communities

Tuesday, November 30  |   8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET

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Panelists will examine strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of our Indigenous people during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will discuss the concerns of the communities and highlight solutions incorporating cultural humility and respect. In addition, they will raise awareness of other unique pandemic stressors facing the Indigenous communities.

Panelists

 
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Nathan Billy, M.Ed., LPC
Director of Behavioral Health Programs, National Indian Health Board
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Linda B. Nahulu, M.D.
Counseling and Student Development Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of North Dakota
 
 
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Regina James, M.D. - Welcome Remarks
APA Deputy Medical Director; Chief, Division of Diversity & Health Equity
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Gabriel Escontrías, Jr., Ed.D. - Moderator
Director, Health Equity Division of Diversity and Health Equity American Psychiatric Association
 

Mental Health Equity Fireside Chat Archives

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Latinas/os

 Monday, October 4  |   4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Panelists will examine strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of Latinas/os during and post pandemic and will raise awareness of the additional pandemic stressors facing this community such as unemployment, insurance benefits inequities, and social isolation.

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Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.
Chief, Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Ruby Castilla-Puentes, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.B.A.
President, American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry
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Omar A. Contreras, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Founding Member, ConTrías Policy Associates
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Regina James, M.D. - Opening Remarks
APA Deputy Medical Director; Chief, Division of Diversity & Health Equity

The Mental Health of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders: Coalition-Building and Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Rise of Xenophobia

 Monday, May 17  |   5:00 - 6:15 p.m. EDT

Join APA for a webinar that will examine strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders during the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of xenophobia. Prominent leaders in their respective fields will discuss policies, data, coalition-building, and resources to support and improve the safety and mental health of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Mental health and physical inequities experienced by Asian-American and Pacific Islanders and their relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apply in practice knowledge about COVID-19 vaccine misinformation through the lens of an elected official, researcher, and practicing psychiatrists.
  • Use available Strategies and opportunities to navigate the physical and mental trauma being experienced by Asian-American and Pacific Islanders.
  • Access APA's existing resources supporting physician involvement in patient care, as well as resources on safely increasing access to care.

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)
Sixth Congressional District of New York (Queens)
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Russell M. Jeung, Ph.D.
Professor, San Francisco State University; Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate
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Dora Wang, M.D., M.A.
Psychiatrist; Author; President, APA's Asian American Psychiatrists Caucus
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Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, M.D., M.Sc.
Geriatric Psychiatrist; Former APA Foundation Board Member
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Gabriel Escontrias, Jr., Ed.D. - Moderator
APA Director of Health Equity, Division of Diversity & Health Equity
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Regina James, M.D. - Opening Remarks
APA Deputy Medical Director; Chief, Division of Diversity & Health Equity

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of African Americans

Thursday, April 8  |  7:00 - 8:45 p.m. EDT

Join APA for a two-part webinar series that will examine strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of African Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also raising awareness and building trust on the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. Prominent leaders in their respective fields will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of African Americans.

Part One, Open to the General Public

  • COVID-19 vaccine safety, particularly considering those who are diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder.
  • Mental health inequities experienced by African Americans and their relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID -19 vaccine misinformation through the lens of a researcher and a practicing psychiatrist.

View Part One Recording

Part Two, Member Log-In Required

  • Mental health inequities experienced by African Americans and their relation to the COVID -19 pandemic.
  • COVID -19 vaccine misinformation through the lens of a researcher and a practicing psychiatrist.
  • APA's existing resources supporting physician involvement in patient care, as well as resources on safely increasing access to care.

View Part Two Recording

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Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D., DFAPA
APA Distinguished Life Fellow; President-elect of Black Psychiatrists of America
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Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Ph.D.
Viral Immunologist; Team Lead for development of the Moderna vaccine
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Regina James, M.D. - Moderator
APA Deputy Medical Director; Chief, Division of Diversity & Health Equity