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    APA Foundation Blog

    Nov 2 2023

    New Ways of Healing: Military Psychiatry and Veterans’ Mental Health

    Since 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3), has been changing outcomes for veterans by supporting their transition from service to civilian life through programs that nurture physical and mental recovery.

    Sep 28 2023

    Better Together: Changing Public Health Outcomes in Virginia with the Co-Responder Model

    The co-responder model is a recent innovation in behavioral health services that employs a mental health professional and a law enforcement official as dual first responders when an individual experiences a mental health crisis.

    Aug 23 2023

    Notice. Talk. Act.® at School: Supporting Youth Mental Health in the Mount Pleasant (TX) Independent School District

    The APA Foundation’s Notice. Talk. Act.® at School program trains not only teachers, but all school staff to be aware of students’ mental health needs.

    Aug 7 2023

    Innovation in Psychiatry: A Conversation with O'Leary Award Winner Declan Grabb

    "It's really meaningful to know that I can help carry forward [Dr. Paul O'Leary's] legacy and try to improve patients' lives while honoring his family."

    Jun 26 2023

    The Center Orlando: Nurturing LGBTQ+ Mental Health after the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    The Center Orlando, originally founded as Gay Community Services in 1978, acted as a first responder on the night of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in 2016 in Orlando, Fl., one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

    Nov 22 2022

    Displaced Childrens Mental Health

    80.3 million people were forcibly displaced people around the world by persecution, conflict, and war in 2021. To help the displaced children and adolescents in their adjustment and mental wellness, we need to understand what molds their trajectories.

    Aug 23 2022

    9-8-8: State of the Lifeline

    For nearly two years, mental health specialists across America have been eagerly—perhaps nervously—anticipating the transition to a shorter, simpler suicide lifeline number.

    Jun 16 2022

    9-8-8: What Is Happening

    It is only four weeks until the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is launched on July 16, 2022. A survey of behavioral health directors showed they did not feel ready for this roll out. Clearly, the full implementation will continue beyond July 16.

    May 2 2022

    Active Shooter Drills: First, Do No Harm

    We attempt to keep children safe by sending them to schools, typically seen as a protected place in society. What happens when that expectation of safety is not met, and our smallest and most defenseless population is put in grave danger?

    Apr 19 2022

    9-8-8: What to Expect

    In October 2020, Congress passed the bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which designated the three-digit phone number “9-8-8” as the easier-to-remember suicide lifeline. The idea is simple, but the implementation is not.

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