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    APA Foundation Blog

    Apr 1 2024

    Chester Pierces Legacy Pamela Collins MD MPH Carries the Torch for Global Mental Health Equity

    The APAF is honored to recognize Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H., with the 2024 Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Human Rights Award.

    Feb 26 2024

    Black History Month: James Comer, M.D., M.P.H., on Co-Founding the Black Psychiatrists of America

    In honor of Black History Month, the APAF sat down with James P. Comer, M.D., M.P.H., to discuss his monumental role in the societal progress of Black psychiatrists and the Civil Rights Movement at large.

    Feb 6 2024

    Black History Month: The Future of Psychiatric Care for Black Children

    Amanda Calhoun, M.D., M.P.H., has dedicated her career to changing the narrative around the mental health and psychiatric care of African American children.

    Jan 15 2024

    MLK Day and the Mental Health of Minoritized Communities

    Dr. King’s work continues to inspire the APA Foundation’s (APAF) efforts to connect marginalized and under-resourced groups to the affordable, quality mental health care services they deserve

    Dec 28 2023

    Workplace New Year’s Resolutions: A Q&A with Betsy Schwartz

    The APA Foundation welcomed Betsy Schwartz, MSW, to the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the end of 2023.

    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.

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