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October 03, 2023

Connecting with Communities

  • Diversity News and Updates

APA Hispanic Caucus members—who also assisted with the development of— Dr. Bernardo Ng and Dr. Ruby Castilla-Puentes were joined by Crisis Text Line COO César Bocanegra and APA Senior Manager Fátima Reynolds to share mental health information and resources live on the Mexican Consulate in Arizona’s Facebook.

November 17, 2022

DC Health Link’s “Mental Health Care is Essential to Good Health Town Hall”

  • Diversity News and Updates

Deputy Medical Director and Chief of Diversity and Health Equity, Dr. Regina S. James presented “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care” at the town hall to further the conversation surrounding disparities, COVID-19, barriers to access, and how we can all promote mental health.

November 15, 2022

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Fall 2022

  • Diversity News and Updates

Each quarter, we will seek to highlight your expertise and professional accomplishments and welcome you to our activities and learning opportunities. We hope to strengthen communication and enhance your work in serving the needs of evolving, diverse and underserved patient populations. We look forward to continuing to develop avenues to think creatively and critically to #AchieveMentalHealthEquity.

Drs Brendel and Shirendeb Person embracing
October 04, 2022

Redefining Mentorship

  • Diversity News and Updates

For protégé Dr. Ulziibat Shirendeb Person, a graduate of the psychiatry residency program at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), New York, the APA/APAF SAMHSA Minority Fellowship provided her the opportunity to expand her work into new environments.

Michele Reid
October 03, 2022

Mental Health Equity Champion Spotlight: Dr. Michele Reid

  • Diversity News and Updates

Each quarter we highlight an individual in the field of psychiatry who is a champion for mental health equity—whether through their work in direct care, research, advocacy, or in the community. Our champions will share tangible ways to incorporate a health equity strategy into your practice and take action to increase access to quality of care.

March 15, 2022

APA's Dr. Regina James Keynotes at the Shape of the Region Conference

  • Diversity News and Updates

Chief of Diversity and Health Equity, Dr. Regina James gave the keynote address at The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia's Shape of the Region Conference on "Finding our Way Back to Mental Health: Designing a more accessible, equitable system in Northern Virginia."

March 01, 2022

2022 Mental Health Equity Ambassadors

  • Diversity News and Updates

Ambassadors are advocates for APA diversity and mental health equity programs, initiatives and policies and increase visibility both internally and externally and provide input and feedback to APA.

December 19, 2021

News 4 Your Sunday: Holiday Mental Health

  • Diversity News and Updates

NBC News4 Washington’s Susan Hogan talks to Dr. Regina James of APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity about mental health around the holidays.

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