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  • October 06, 2022

As Midterms Approach, 79% of Americans Believe Mental Health Is a Public Health Emergency That Needs More Attention from Lawmakers

According to a new poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), four out of five (79%) adults say that the state of mental health in the U.S. is a public health emergency that merits more attention from lawmakers. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of adults say they are more likely to vote for a political candidate who makes an investment in mental health a priority. Eighty percent of those polled also indicated that they think children’s mental health constitutes a public health emergency. This is according to a new poll commissioned by APA and conducted by Morning Consult among a sample of 2,210 adults Sept. 21-22, 2022.

  • September 28, 2022

APA Foundation Launches “Mentally Healthy Nation” National PSA Campaign

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) today launched its new “Mentally Healthy Nation” national radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign. The PSAs, offered in both English and Spanish, will raise awareness about the nationwide mental health crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • September 28, 2022

La Fundación APA lanza la campaña nacional de anuncios de servicio público "Mentally Healthy Nation"

La Fundación de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría (APAF) lanzó hoy su nueva campaña nacional de anuncios de servicio público de radio llamada Mentally Healthy Nation. Los anuncios de servicio público se ofrecerán tanto en inglés como en español y generarán conciencia acerca de la crisis de salud mental que se dio en todo el territorio nacional tras la pandemia de COVID-19.

  • September 21, 2022

APA Foundation to Expand School Mental Health Program with Support from New SAMHSA Grant

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) is expanding its work in training K-12 school teachers and other personnel to recognize potential mental health concerns among students and to connect them with help when needed with the support of a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The $560,000 grant will support implementation of the Foundation’s Notice. Talk. Act.® at School program over the next five years.

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