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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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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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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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Enjoy San Diego's sunset at our Annual Benefit in May 

Imagine yourself sipping fine wines, tasting culinary delights and warm desserts, while listening to live music on the heated patio, or striking up conversation by the candlelit cocktail bars, and looking out onto the San Diego Bay. Join us for our Annual Benefit at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Event Center, Saturday, May 20th from 7:00-10:00pm during the APA Annual Meeting. All proceeds benefit the APA Foundation’s public education programs, innovative research, annual awards, and contribute to the advancement of psychiatry through fellowships.  We hope to see you in San Diego!

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