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What's New at the APA

  •       The 2024 Awardees of the Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program were announced, with a total of $100,000 disbursed among community organizations whose programs and services have worked to improve the mental health of young people of color. You can read more about the grantees and the Moore Equity in Mental Health initiative here.

  •       APA Publishing authors won a creative scholarship award for an anthology on racism and mental health from the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture. Authors Donna Norris, M.D. and Annelle Primm, M.D., M.P.H. were awarded the 2024 Creative Scholarship Award for the publications of "Mental Health, Racism, and Contemporary Challenges of Being Black in America." You can read more about this anthology and the award here.

  •       More than 40% of employees are impacted by burnout, according to the latest Healthy Minds Monthly poll from APA and Morning Consult. Around 2/3 of those surveyed (67%) said they knew how to access mental health services through their employer. Two-in-five employed adults said they worry about retaliation or being fired if they take time off for mental health (44%) or seek mental health care (39%). You can read more about this survey and see the full results here.

 

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June Course of the Month – "No One Leaves Home Unless Home Is the Mouth of a Shark": Collaborating to Advance the Emotional Health of LGBTQ Individuals in Crisis Zones

This course will describe some of the specific challenges and mental health consequences faced by LGBTQ refugees from around the globe, including examples, and underline the profound mental health needs of this population. The course will present ways in which psychiatrists can engage in assisting these most vulnerable individuals wherever they are in the world by working remotely to provide assessment, treatment, training, and supervision. The UN document known as the Istanbul Protocol-22 with its new LGBTIQ section will also be introduced, as well as how to access remote training. The speakers will also share the challenges and successes of starting an online program aimed at providing emotional support and psychoeducation to LGBTQ refugees. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.

Videos for Sharing:

APA's Youtube channel has a plethora of mental health focused videos you can use on social media or share elsewhere. Check out our playlist of Spanish language mental health explainers.

Psychiatric News Seeks Contributions From Members

New Editor in Chief Adrian Preda, M.D., invites APA members to become involved in Psychiatric News by writing news or opinion articles on the topic of their choice or by applying for leadership positions to invite and curate articles from other members in new sections that include the areas of technology, sex and gender issues, advocacy, psychotherapy, integrated psychiatry and primary care, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. Interested? For more information, send an email to editor@psych.org.

 

2024 APA Annual Meeting Now Available On Demand!

Whether you couldn't attend the New York meeting or want to catch sessions you may have missed, you can learn from top experts who presented at the Annual Meeting anywhere you have internet connection. The package offers 200 sessions, and registrants can earn up to 75 CME credits. READ MORE

 

Looking Beyond Series to Focus on Maternal Mental Health

APA's online lecture series devoted to health equity is turning its attention to maternal mental health and health disparities. The first webinar, Honoring Traditions: Integrating Cultural Humility Into Mental Health Care for American Indian & Alaska Native Birthing Persons, will be held on Thursday, June 20, from 7-8 p.m. ET. Also, mark your calendars for subsequent installments to be held on July 31 and August 28. LEARN MORE

APA Disaster Toolkit Available

We are already seeing quite a few devasting storms hitting parts of the country.  If disaster strikes in your district, we have communications tools to assist you. The District Branch Resources page on our website has a disaster toolkit that will be helpful if you get calls from the media. It includes tips, talking points, a sample press release, and information about social media.  Please click here to access the toolkit.

Be a part of APA's Speakers Bureau

APA is seeking members who are active and engaged in Component activities to be a part of APA's Speaker's Bureau. The Speaker's Bureau is aimed at diversifying and broadening APA's bench of public-facing experts. In addition to traditional media requests, APA has a number of other opportunities available for members who are willing to share their expertise. This includes writing blogs on important mental health topics, providing government testimony, and participation in social media events, like Twitter chats, Instagram live, and more.

 

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