Priorities

There is no health without mental health.

But what, exactly, is mental health? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as a:"broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the WHO's definition of health: 'A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease'. It is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, and the treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by mental disorders."

 

 

 
Explore the populations and initiatives the APF has set as priorities:

Vulnerable Populations

The APF makes it a priority to address the mental health needs of ethnic minorities, those living with HIV, and incarcerated individuals. These and other vulnerable populations across the country deserve quality mental health care.

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