Telepsychiatry for Adults in Jails and Prisons
A guide for psychiatrists interested in or already working with adults who are incarcerated in jails or prisons and for whom telepsychiatry is a current or potential clinical practice. This may also be helpful for psychiatric administrators in correctional facilities who are considering the implementation of telepsychiatry.
Digital Mental Health 101
This guide is an introduction to the broad considerations that should be understood by mental health professionals and patients alike when engaging with mobile health (mHealth) solutions.
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the General Hospital
This Resource Document explores the pharmacology of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, education around OUD and its management, specialty-specific concerns, barriers to care, and an approach to reduction of stigma.
Best Practices in Synchronous Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
This document represents an updated collaboration between the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to create a consolidated update of the previous APA and ATA official documents and resources in telemental health (TMH) to provide a single guide on clinical best practices for providing mental health services via synchronous videoconference.
Telehealth Services in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Addressing Potential Risks to Safety and Security
Telehealth services are critical to ensuring that people who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) have access to needed mental health and substance use care. At the same time, accessing services from home when an abusive partner is present can pose safety, security, and privacy risks to survivors of IPV and other household members.
Social Determinants of Mental Health in Children and Youth
The field of psychiatry is at a historic precipice in advancing a more equitable society and mental health care system. A deeper understanding of the interplay between social determinants and mental health conditions is critical and is a core skill of structural competency.
Emotional Support Animals
This resource document provides an overview of the clinical, ethical, and legal considerations that a psychiatrist should consider when asked to write an emotional support animal (ESA) letter for a patient.
Suicide in Communications and Media
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Research demonstrates that how media reports on suicide and suicide attempts may either increase contagion risk or decrease the risk of future suicide attempts, rendering the issue a matter of public health and safety.
Ethical and Practical Implications of Psychedelics in Psychiatry
This resource document focuses on several of the ethical and practical issues surrounding psychedelics in their current investigational stage, and also discusses issues for psychiatrists to consider if psychedelics one day become available for broad clinical use.
Addressing the Migration Emergency and Human Rights of Haitians
Thousands of Haitians are traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum in the U.S., with many settling in camps after being denied entry. The U.S. government is responding with the deportations of thousands to Haiti. These deportations put Haitians at risk of violence, being unhoused, and even death amid Haiti’s political, economic, and environmental crises.
Seclusion or Restraint
This resource document is intended to support psychiatrists and other healthcare clinicians who may utilize seclusion or restraint.
Consent for Voluntary Hospitalization of Minors
This resource document seeks to lay out the major issues involved in formulating the rules governing the psychiatric hospitalization of minors so that psychiatrists can be better informed when rendering their judgment in particular cases. Admission for substance use treatment raises somewhat different concerns that are not addressed in this document.