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The war in Ukraine continues unabated. This conflict will have adverse mental health effects on individuals and communities around the world for years to come. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the APA Foundation send our support to all who are experiencing pain and suffering from these deeply troubling events, including those directly exposed to armed conflict, those displaced from their homes and country, those providing care and protection to civilians, friends and family of Ukrainian citizens, and the Ukrainian diaspora around the globe. The APA Foundation is duty bound to help respond to the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and its surrounding allied nations by committing up to $25,000 to support human services organizations that are addressing the mental health and well-being of Ukrainian refugees, as well as those who are still in harm’s way inside Ukraine.
We encourage all APA Members, community partners, and friends of the APA Foundation to join us in this cause by donating to the APAF’s Disaster Relief Fund, and sharing the news about this humanitarian relief effort.
For more information about how APA and the APA Foundation are responding to this humanitarian crisis, please refer to the APA Statement “Mental Health Impact of the War in Ukraine”. Additional guidance and resources can be obtained from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and APA's Disaster and Trauma webpage (including general information about training and volunteer opportunities).
Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do to help make our world a little better than it was yesterday. Our work together has never been more important.
Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq.,
American Psychiatric Association Foundation