Celebrate the Foundation's 25th Anniversary throughout 2017!

The APAF Benefit, held on Saturday May 20th 2017, was a fantastic success thanks to YOU! We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary all year long! Make a donation in a multiple of 25 and become an Anniversary Star donor, with your name recognized at all of our meetings and events in 2017! 

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Depression is estimated to cause 400 MILLION lost workdays each year

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health promotes the business case for quality mental health care to employers, improving early recognition, access to care, and effective treatment for employees, and saving billions in lost productivity and related costs.

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People with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels.

The APA Foundation is a leading organization in Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails. 

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Training school staff and faculty to recognize early warning signs

More than 75,000 school personnel in over 1100 schools have been educated to recognize the warning signs of mental illness in adolescents and teens through the Typical or Troubled?® School Mental Health Education Program.

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We want to honor your accomplishments

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation has grants, awards, and fellowships that celebrate psychiatry, promote diversity and awareness, and recognize excellence in the field.  

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Every penny raised by the Foundation supports research, education, training, and other initiatives to advance mental health.

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Our Annual Fund relies on you to make your mark on psychiatry through an unrestricted gift to help support our research and programs.

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Your Anniversary Star donation will go towards support of APAF's programs, fellowships, grants, and awards for the next 25 years!

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APAF Highlights



This awareness campaign to decrease the stigma associated with the topic of mental health is made available to employers across the country for free by our Partnership for Workplace Mental Health. 

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As a founding member of this new initiative, we encourage everyone to "know the five signs" of emotional distress and help us change the way our nation talks about mental health. Join the movement on social media with #ChangeMentalHealth.

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Right Direction is an educational initiative for the workplace to help decrease stigma associated with depression, which is a leading cause of lost productivity. It's available from our Partnership for Workplace Mental Health program. 

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Recent Updates

 2017 Advancing Minority Mental Health Awards
From left are Eli Perez of Otsuka; award wnner Farha Abbasi, M.D.;
Daniel H. Gillison Jr. , Executive Director of the APAF; award winners David Bond,,
on behalf of Trevor Project, Susan Peterson, and Lianne Smith, M.D.;
and Mary Chi Michael of Otsuka. Otsuka supported the awards.

The winners of the 2017 American Psychiatric Association Foundation's Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health were announced Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Annual Benefit. 
The awards, created in 2003, recognize psychiatrists, other health professionals, and organizations that have undertaken innovative efforts to raise awareness of mental illness in underserved minority communities, increase access to care, overcome cultural barriers to care, and improve the quality of care for underserved minority populations, particularly those in the public health system or with severe mental illness.

Learn Morehttp://www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org/get-involved/awards/awards-for-advancing-minority-mental-health


If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, click here for a list of resources.