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Celebrate the Foundation's 25th Anniversary at the Annual Benefit in San Diego

The APAF Benefit will be held on Saturday May 20th 2017, during the APA Annual Meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Event Center. Tickets are available here!

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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 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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THE ICU PROGRAM:
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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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A NEW STORY FOR 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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FOURTH ANNIVERSARY:

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

 Daniel Gillison

Daniel Gillison comments on APAF’s work to
reduce the criminalization of people with
mental illness.

APAF executive director Dan Gillison is committed to building on the organization’s legacy and positioning it to become a leading voice for change. Prior to taking the helm of the organization in June, Gillison was the National Director of County Solutions and Innovation at the National Association of Counties. He is passionate about improving understanding about the criticality of mental health, addressing mental illnesses, and growing support of the foundation.

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