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?® School Mental Health Education Program.

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World Mental Health Day
is October 10th.

Take a step for your friends and family this fall and make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation to help us create a mentally healthy nation.

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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 Foundation 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 APA Foundation'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 our research and programs.

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Awards for Advancing Mnority Mental Health family

Our 2016 Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health program is looking for those in the mental health field that have improved the mental health of underserved populations. Apply by January 22.

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There will be a web service outage from 6pm to 10pm on Sunday, October 4th, affecting all APA websites due to scheduled maintenance. During this time, content that requires you to log-in will not be available. The websites affected are:,,,, and

Thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience

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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Recent updates


Mental Health Works available.q3 2015 cover

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 Third Quarter 2015 issue features:

    • EMPLOYER FEATURE: liveWELL at the University of Iowa
    • Mitigating the Effects of Opioid Use Among Workers
    • Workplace Applications for the New Consumer Guide to the DSM-5
    • Right Direction: Depression Initiative Unveils New Resources for the Workplace

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