American Psychiatric Association Foundation - building a mentally healthy nation for all
Joined on 30 June, 2009
Today, APA is taking an important step in addressing racism in psychiatry. We are beginning the process of making amends for both direct and indirect acts of racism in psychiatry, we apologize for our contributions to structural racism and pledge enacting anti-racist practices.
The current pandemic is impacting everyone's mental health and experts have continued to talk about the negative effective on our nations youth. Make sure your school is prepared to respond to these needs with compassion and empathy. Watch our video:
Did you know the origins of modern psychiatry date back to the study of witchcraft, superstitions, "afflictions" and "delusions"? The Melvin Sabshin M.D. Library and Archives holds a Superstition & Witchcraft collection - preview these old texts here:
"At this time of year, when you want every lift you can get, start with this: Head outside."
Looking for a low pressure, mentally healthy New Year's Resolution? Sunny excursions can aid in the fight against SAD and pandemic-related stress this winter.
Visit the APA/APAF Funding Opportunities application page to view the variety of fellowships, medical student programs, awards, and grants for various levels of academic and professional excellence that @APAPsychiatric and @PsychFoundation offer.
"The key word here is empathy. In my communication with leaders, I encourage them to rethink the definition of empathetic leadership — particularly as it pertains to preventing burnout."
View the new issue of Mental Health Works and more at our site:
The current pandemic is impacting everyone's mental health, kids in particular. Make sure your school is prepared to respond to these needs. APAF is proud to offer Notice. Talk. Act. at School to train middle and high school staff.
It currently takes on average 8-10 years from first signs of a mental health concern to actual connection to care. We must do better.
Watch our video on how Notice. Talk. Act. at School helps teachers spot early signs in middle & high school students at
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