What's New at the APA
APA's Task Force to Address Structural Racism in Psychiatry held their second in a series of virtual town halls aimed at discussing inequality and discrimination in health care and psychiatry, and ways to end structural racism. APA President Jeffrey Geller M.D., M.P.H., Past-President Altha Stewart M.D., Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., and Kevin M. Simon, M.D., made up the members of the discussion panel. You can view a full recording of the town hall here.
APA CEO & Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.H., joined the CEOs of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers in an op-ed published in The Orlando Sentinel calling for action to be taken to end structural racism in America. The op-ed includes suggested action for lawmakers to take, including permanent rollbacks to telepsychiatry restrictions, police reform, and working with mental health professionals to respond to individuals in mental health crisis. You can read the full op-ed here.