Annually, 39 million adults will experience a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder.

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health promotes the business case for quality mental health care, including early recognition, access to care, and effective treatment.

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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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Adults in the school community
may recognize warning signs.

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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Are you, or someone you know,
in emotional distress or crisis?

Click here for a list of resources to get help.

CREATE A MENTALLY HEALTHY NATION

Every penny raised by the Foundation supports research, education, training, and other initiatives to advance mental health.

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DONATE ONLINE

Your online donation means funds are immediately available to support APA Foundation's  research and education. 

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GIFTS LARGE AND SMALL. 

Our Annual Fund relies on you to make your mark on psychiatry through an unrestricted gift to help support our research and programs.

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APF Highlights

 

THE ICU 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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A NEW STORY FOR 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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THIRD ANNIVERSARY:

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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Above, Paul Burke is honored for his tenure
as the APA Foundation's Executive Director.
Pictured with him are his wife, Peggy 
(center right) and APA Foundation staff.

After nine years, APA Foundation Executive Director Paul Burke will retire on July 1.

Paul has been a transformational leader, whose vision for the APA Foundation has shaped its mission, growth and impact. Under Paul's exceptional leadership the APA Foundation now manages 13 public educational programs and partnership initiatives, 30 awards, and 9 fellowships in ways that support the profession of psychiatry and foster community awareness and engagement.

As we prepare to welcome his successor, we offer thanks to Paul Burke.

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If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, click here for a list of resources.