Focus on mental health issues
affecting underserved populations.

The Jeanne Spurlock, MD Congressional Fellowship is now calling for applications. Psychiatric residents and early career psychiatrists are encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent by July 10.

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Annually, 39 million adults will experience a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder.

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health promotes the business case for quality mental health care, including early recognition, access to care, and effective treatment.

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Adults in the school community
may recognize warning signs.

More than 70,000 teachers and other school staff have been educated to recognize the warning signs of mental illness through the Typical or Troubled?TM School Mental Health Education Program.

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Happily ever after
can end all too quickly.

More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder and/or a substance-abuse disorder. Your donation can help make someone's happily ever after possible.

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Are you, or someone you know,
in emotional distress or crisis?

Click here for a list of resources to get help.


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

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Your online donation means funds are immediately available to support APF's 
research and education.

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

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Right Direction is a first-of-its-kind educational initiative for the workplace to help decrease stigma associated with depression, which is a leading cause of lost productivity.

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This award acknowledges research achievements in the treatment of schizophrenia, emphasizing early diagnosis and treatment and psychosocial aspects of the disease process. Deadline: August 1.

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The Minority Fellowships Program works to eliminate ethnic disparities in mental health care by providing training to psychiatry residents and medical students interested in serving minority communities

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Recent updates


New issue of Mental Health Works available.

Mental Health Works is a free quarterly publication focused on mental health in the workplace, published by our Partnership for Workplace Mental Health program.

The Spring 2014 quarterly issue has just been published and features:

  • Man Therapy: Innovation in Men's Mental Health
  • "Doctor, I Can't Take My Job, Sign Me Off Work" 
  • EMPLOYER FEATURE: Human Resources-Specific Employee Assistance Program on Florida's Space Coast

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